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Education Champion Awards Nominations

Outstanding Leadership Award

The Outstanding Leadership Award is presented to a building representative, local union officer, organizing or bargaining committee member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their local's fight for a fair contract, initial organizing, defeating anti-union activity by management, and/or protecting members' rights. Awards by size of local.

Small Local | Mid-Size Local | Large Local | New Organizing

Member Engagement Awards


Recognizes a current member responsible for initiating action and motivating coworkers, organizing a new union or dramatically increasing member engagement.

Political Involvement

Recognizes a local or individual member who displayed outstanding commitment to mobilizing members to vote through GOTV in the 2022 General Election.

Community Outreach

Recognizing an individual member's contribution to the surrounding community through activism, volunteerism, and outreach outside of their union activities, especially on those issues that impact students - food insecurity, houselessness, healthcare accessibility, mental health, inclusivity, diversity, and a safe community.


Recognizing a current retiree working with their local retiree chapter or the national retiree chapter championing issues facing Pennsylvania retirees and leading engagement relevant to this population.

Professional Excellence Award

Recognizes an individual member who has distinguished themselves as leaders in education in their individual sector’s school setting.

K-12 & Charter Educators | Higher Education | Paraprofessionals | Para/School-Related Personnel | Career & Technical Education

How to Nominate:

Submit a nomination form via Microsoft form by midnight (11:59pm) April 7, 2023.

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