Irene Agosta Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rights for Union Women
THE 2017 NOMINATION FORM IS >>> here <<<<.
The deadline for submissions is 4/14/17.
Irene Agosta (1934-2006) ~ an extraordinary union activist and a leader in our movement ~
Proud member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 415, AFL-CIO, from its founding in 1976, Irene's accomplishments were many - serving as Local President and Vice-President; representing County workers on numerous negotiating teams; working on the Pay Equity, Personnel, Member Recognition, Political Action, and countless other committees; serving as a long-term delegate to Santa Cruz County and later, Monterey Bay Central Labor Councils; representing SEIU Local 415 at the California State Council of Service Employees and a serving as a delegate to several SEIU International conventions. For many, Irene was a familiar face at local union and political events. She worked on many campaigns and lobbied elected officials in both Sacramento and Santa Cruz on behalf of working people.
Past Agosta Award Recipients
2016 Ammie Lopez, OE 3
2013 Beth Winters, SEIU 1000
2012 Jenn Laskin, AFT 1936
2011 Allison Guevara, AFT 2199
2010 Bonnie Morr, UTU 23
2009 Joan Lowe, AFT 6084
2008 Jing Wright, HERE 483
2007 Casey Evans, AFT 2030