October 01, 2019

American Labor Museum Hosts 37th Annual Sol Stetin Awards Gala

Haledon, NJ - The American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark proudly announces that it will present the 2019 Sol Stetin Awards to Marie Blistan, President, Sean M. Spiller, Vice President, and Steve Beatty, Secretary-Treasurer, of the New Jersey Education Association, Lawrence J. Hanley (posthumous), past President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Hector Figueroa (posthumous), past President of the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, and Vincent Lane, Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer, James Kearns, Business Representative LU 1976, Andy Scala, Business Agent LU 1047, and Maria Foster, Business Agent LU 277 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 711.  

The American Labor Museum hosts its 37th Annual Sol Stetin Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at The Tides Estate of North Haledon, New Jersey starting at 6:30PM.

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' honor outstanding individuals who have contributed toward improving the lives of working people.

The Awards Gala is open to the general public.  Tickets at a cost of $125. 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.  A Silent Auction will be featured at the Gala, 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 tours of restored period rooms, Old World Gardens, changing exhibits on labor and immigrants, and presents educational programs and monthly cultural events.  Visiting hours are Wed.-Sat. 1-4PM or 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.