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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.

Sidney Awards

Wed, Jan 14, 2015
L.A Times Team Wins January Sidney for Exposing the Brutal System That Puts Perfect Mexican Produce on U.S. Tables

Photograph by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

March 28, 2014. 10-yr-old Ediberto Marquez and his family eat supper in a dilapidated 12'x12' room at Campo San Jose in Villa Benito Juarez, Sinaloa, Mexico. The migrant family picks tomatoes and cucumbers for a grower that exports to Walmart stores in the U.S.



The Call for Entries for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest is now open. The deadline is January 30, 2015. Please join us for our annual celebration on May 5, 2015 in NYC.


The Call for Entries for the 2015 Hillman Prize contest has closed. The deadline was January 9, 2015. Please join us in Toronto on March 12!

New and Notable

Washington DC: Jan 15, 2015 all-day conference "The American Labor Movement at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies". Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Prospect. Register 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.