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The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Clear it with Sidney

by Lindsay Beyerstein

Notes on journalism for the common good

Wed, May 27, 2015
by Lindsay Beyerstein

Millions of people will now have to wait longer for deportation relief. On Tuesday, a federal appeals court refused to lift an injunction blocking the Obama administration's immigration reforms.

Watch our video to learn more about the man whose legacy we honor.

Sidney Awards

Wed, May 27, 2015
Stillman wins May Sidney for investigating the lucrative kidnapping of migrant children on the border
Photo credit: Katie Orlinsky
Kidnapped: Brayan Godoy (left) and his brother, Robinson, were travelling from Guatemala to join their parents, in Trenton. In Texas, a woman in a white car said, “Get in!”

Hillman Prizes


The 2015 Hillman Prize celebration was a night to remember! See photos and watch the speeches.


The 2015 Candian Hillman Prize celebration was a great success! Photos and videos of our March 12 Toronto ceremony are here.

New and Notable

Please note that our May Sidney Award will be announced on Wed May 27 (postponed 2 weeks due to this month's Hillman Prizes).

On Jan 15, 2015, we co-sponsored an all-day conference with the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect called "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies". See more here

On September 11, the Hillman Foundation hosted "Your Shirt Off Their Backs," a panel discussion on sweatshops, labor, and the global economy. See photos and video of the event.

In case you missed "Stuck in Segregation" at the Schomburg Center with Farai Chideya, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Richard Rothstein and Patrick Sharkey, you can watch the livestream video here, and download a PDF of Rothstein's "Segregation Never Really Ended: The Link Between Housing and Education" here.

Hillman hosted a preview screening of Slavery By Another Name with author Douglas Blackmon and director Sam Pollard, moderated by Gerry Hudson. Read about it here. See video of Q&A here.

E.J. Dionne received a special Hillman Award for Career Achievement. Photos and acceptance speech here.