Celebrating 42 Years of PHILAPOSH
33rd Annual Awards Reception
Friday, November 17, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
AFSCME DC 33
3001 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2017 PhilaPOSH Awardees
JOHN J. DOUGHERTY: TONY MAZZOCCHI AWARD
Business Manager of IBEW Local 98, and Business Manager of the Philadelphia Area Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO. Under John’s leadership, Local 98 has one of the strongest health and safety programs for its members and apprentices in the country. As the leader of the Building Trades Council, he has continued and strengthened the Council’s Health and Safety Committee, one of only a few in the entire Country. John provides this same dynamic leadership and activism on issues of concern to union members and that impact greater Philadelphia area communities.
MIKE PHILLIPS: KAREN SILKWOOD AWARD
President, UAW Local 8275 (Kmart Warehouse). Mike was elected President of Local 8275 in 2006 and has worked at the Warehouse for 30 years. Under his leadership, he has pushed for safer and healthier conditions, including fighting implementation of safety behavioral programs. He has been an active leader of the PhilaPOSH Criminal Prosecution Committee, seeking justice for the families of workers killed from traumatic injuries at work.
DAWN ANDREOLI: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD
USW Local 10-234 Safety Rep and T.O.P (Triangle of Prevention) Coordinator at the Monroe Energy refinery in Trainer, PA. Dawn was nominated by her local union for this award because of her outstanding work for workers’ safety and health at the refinery. She is credited with initiating and managing a new incident investigation program from scratch, part of the Triangle of Prevention (TOP) program that is union run and led.
CARMEN GUERRERO: CRYSTAL EASTMAN AWARD
Greater Philadelphia area Community Activist/Leader for Workers’ Rights and Immigrants’ rights. Carmen has promoted safety and health and know your rights training for day laborers’ in the Norristown area, even hosting PhilaPOSH trainings in her home. She has worked with PhilaPOSH on many projects, including the national COSH conferences and Workers’ Memorial Day. She is an inspiration to those fortunate enough to work with her.
WENDELL SKINNER AND AAKHU DORMAN: FUTURE LEADERS AWARD
Pioneer Youth Peer Leaders/Trainers for the PhilaPOSH “Teens Lead @ Work” program, training teens from 14 to 19 years old on their rights to a safe and healthy job, dealing with workplace violence including sexual harassment, and other legal rights as young workers. They have conducted training classes for over 500 youth in Philadelphia and are helping to train new youth peer leaders to carry on this work.