Friday, December 14, 2012


CSEA delegates pose for a photo after the Rochester Labor Council Annual Awards Dinner held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2012.
Photo by Anne Tischer.
Rochester, N.Y.-- Hundreds packed the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Dec, 13, 2012 to celebrate and honor the labor community's accomplishments for the past year. City of Rochester Mayor Tom Richards was the keynote speaker at the event, and gave a stirring testimony about our city's economic future and the critical role that organized labor plays in our collective success as a community.

CSEA WNY Region 6 was honored for "Best Float" for the 2012 Rochester Labor Day Parade and Kim Whitlock was honored for her participation and attendance as a delegate to the Rochester Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Mayor Richards with Ove Overmyer
photo: Bess Watts
Ove Overmyer, President of the City of Rochester Library Workers Unit 7420 and Local 828 Vice President, was honored by RLC President Jim Bertolone and the RLC executive committee as the recipient of the 2012 Working Families Advocate of the Year. The award is given to an individual who has exceeded expectations publicly advocating the needs of working men and women during the past year.

CSEA congratulates the entire labor community for their outstanding efforts this past year. CSEA Monroe County Local 828 and the Voice Reporter wish everyone a very joyous holiday and a Happy New Year.

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