President Cox honored with Peggy Browning Award for Social Justice Advocacy

AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. was presented with the Peggy Browning Award on June 18 in recognition of his continuing dedication to the rights and needs of workers and their families.

Members of the National Executive Council, in Washington for the biannual meeting, joined President Cox at the AFL-CIO headquarters building for the award presentation ceremony.

Also being honored with the award this year were Robert Weinberg, senior counsel at Bredhoff & Kaiser; and Lafe Solomon, director of the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of Representation Appeals.

“People who dedicate their lives to social justice don’t do it for awards and recognition, but I’m honored nonetheless to join a distinguished group of activists who have been honored by the Peggy Browning Fund,” Cox said.

The Peggy Browning Fund was established in 1997 in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent labor attorney and the first union lawyer appointed to the National Labor Relations Board.

The fund is a 501(c)3 organization that educates and inspires the next generation of advocates for workplace justice through fellowships, workers’ rights conferences, networking and other programs.

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