Sonia Marshall

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Sonia Marshall

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. [1]

After being introduced by 1199 Vice President (and former Boston DSA 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. [2]