Friday, November 7, 2014 The Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street

(between 7th & 8th Avenues)

 6:00pm – 10:00pm


Honoring Irish America’s labor legacy

The contribution of the Irish in America to the cause of labor has been nothing less than immense. Indeed, it could be argued that the American labor movement would not exist at all in its current form without the efforts of the standout Irish men and women through the years, both immigrant arrivals in mind that the Irish Echo is hosting an event November 7th at The Edison Ballroom. This year we will be honoring 50 Irish-American men and women in today’s labor movement, while at the same time reflecting on the work of those historical giants who paved the way to labor’s central role in  contemporary American life.

For advertising and sponsorship opportunities please contact Mairead Tully by email or (212) 482-4818 Ext. 113.

Tickets and Tables are on sale now.

To book contact Tracey Quilligan Tel: (212) 482-4818 or or buy online below:


Table of 10 ($3000)

Single Tickets ($350)


To nominate click here


The first 15 exceptional leaders from across the US who have made the Labor 50 listing.

Mary Elizabeth, Attorney, New York

Michael Cavanaugh, VP, NYC District Council of Carpenters

Tom Chamberlain, President Oregon AFL-CIO

Lee Clarke, Special Assistant to the President, District Council 37, AFSCME Local 1549

John Daggett, Business Agent, ILA Local 1804-1

Donald Daley, Business Manager, Local 1049, IBEW

Michelle Dillon, First VP, St John’s Education Association

Lisa Field, Director of Field Services, SEIU Local 888

Kevin Harvey, Business Manager, IBEW Local 25 Electricians

John Hegarty, National President, National Post Handlers Union

Brigid Higgins, UFT

Charles Machadio, VP, Local 202 Teamsters

Florence McCue, Yonkers Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO

Vincent O’Malley, Maine Insurance Commission

George Trainor, Southern Pacific Railroad, California

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