September 27, 2020

American Labor Museum Hosts 38th Annual Sol Stetin Awards Hybrid Gala

Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly announces that it will present the 2020 Sol Stetin Awards to Elizabeth Powell, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), AFL-CIO and Elise Bryant, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) at its 38th Annual Sol Stetin Awards Hybrid Gala.  This event will be held on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at The Tides Estate of North Haledon, New Jersey starting at 6:30pm..  

This year's honorees will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of working people.  Elizabeth "Liz" Powell, who became the first and only female member of the APWU National Executive Board in 1989, currently represents over 200,000 employees, retirees and families of the United States Postal Service.  Elise Bryant, a member of the Communications Workers of America,leads CLUW in its efforts to empower women for greater participation at all levels in the labor movement; to organized the unorganized; to promote affirmative action, social justice and economic justice in the workplace; and to increase the participation of women in the political and legislative process.

The Sol Stetin Awards Gala is a major fundraiser for the American Labor Museum.  The Awards are named for Mr. Stetin who was the former president of the Textile Workers Union of America and a founder of the Museum.  

The Awards Hybrid Gala is open to the general public.  Tickets at a cost of $125. (on-site) and $75. (virtual) per person are available by calling the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or by emailing the Museum at labormuseum@gmail.com.  A Commemorative Journal will record the names of individuals, businesses and organizations who make donations to the Museum.  An Online Silent Auction will be available from Tuesday, November 11th through Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, offering an additional opportunity to support the Museum and take home terrific gifts, artwork, and collectibles.

The American Labor Museum is housed in the Botto House National Landmark in Haledon, New Jersey.  The Botto House was the site of rallies for the eight-hour day during the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.  It was declared a United States Historic Landmark in 1982 in recognition of its role in the effort to end child labor and secure improved working conditions.

The Museum offers on-site and virtual tours of restored period rooms, Old World Gardens, changing exhibits on labor and immigrants, and presents educational programs and monthly cultural events.  On-site visiting hours are Wed.-Sat. 1-4PM or by appointment.  Virtual tours for groups and individuals are available via ZOOM and by appointment.

For further information, contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM, visit www.labormuseum.net or email labormuseum@gmail.com.