2009 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards
The 2009 Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards, sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America, took place Tuesday, June 30, 6:30—8:30 P.M., at the historic home of Marcia Peters and David Karaus, Jamaica Plain.
Honorees were Professor, author, and health care reformer Rashi Fein, along with the winners of an inspiring union election at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, accepted by Sonia Marshall, patient care assistant and key organizer of the campaign. 
After being introduced by SEIU 1199 Vice President (and former Boston Democratic Socialists of America staff person) Mike Fadel, lead organizer Sonia Marshall recounted the ups and downs of the long campaign for union certification, and the need for the same kind of solidarity and democratic consultation when negotiating future contracts.
SEIU Local 1199
Support for Bernie Sanders
Mike Fadel pledged support for Bernie Sanders through Labor for Bernie, a "nationwide network of labor activists, backing Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign."