Awards

The Foundation annually recognizes organizations that distinguish themselves among the labor-management community.

The Tennessee Labor-Management Foundation presents three (3) statewide labor-management awards annually. These include the following:

We invite organizations that embody the joint labor-management
perspective in seeking excellence to make application.

Judging Criteria

A distinguished panel of labor-management foundation members will select the finalists, conduct on-site visits and select the winners. The application should focus on one or more of the following criteria to be eligible for the award:

Nomination

Applicants should submit a concise summary to introduce the application to the judges. Applications must touch on at least one of the four judging criteria.

The judging criteria should be supported by more detailed information in the entry itself, including any back-up materials such as letters, proposals or strategic plans, videos, newsletters, newspaper or media articles, awards or public recognition. The application form must be included with the application packet and submitted by the application deadline.

 

Applications & Supplemental Information to be mailed to:

President-Elect William Jones
Tennessee Labor-Management Foundation
P.O. Box 40563
Nashville, Tennessee 37204-0563

Award Application

The award application packet should contain the

Along with the following:
  • a concise summary to introduce the application to the judges.
    Applications must touch on at least one of the four judging criteria in this summary.
  • A separate article describing in more detail the applicant's achievement of the judging criteria.
  • any back-up materials such as letters,
    proposals or strategic plans, videos, newsletters, newspaper or media
    articles, awards or public recognition.

Submission Info

Application Deadline

Applications must be postmarked no later than July 14.

Submission Address

Applications and supplemental information should be mailed to:

President-Elect William Jones
TLMF
P.O. Box 40563
Nashville, TN 37204-0563

For additional information, please contact President-Elect William Jones or Mike Cunningham

Criteria

Leadership

The applicant's leadership qualities, involvement and visibility in developing and maintaining a quality workforce and an environment for cooperative labor-management relations within the organization.

Employee Involvement
The applicant's encouragement of employee participation in improvement activities. Explain employee recognition programs in regard to safety, productivity, quality or cost efficiency in which the applicant has developed, implemented, supervised and/or participated.

Criteria

Employee Training and Empowerment

The applicant's development of employee education and training programs, their implemention, supervision, and/or facilitation. A description of how the applicant encourages all employees to be fully utilized within the organization.

Employee Diversity and Morale

Outline programs that have addressed employee morale and diversity issues in the workplace, including minority, disability, and gender issues. Compare trends and levels in key indicators of morale such as safety, absenteeism, turnover, and grievances.

Award for Excellence

Award for Excellence serves as an overall award for an organization that exemplifies outstanding performance in all areas of the judging criteria.

Horizon Award

The Horizon Award will recognize a labor-management partnership in the State of Tennessee that has benefited the community through cooperative relations. The Horizon Award follows the same criteria and guidelines as the Award for Excellence

Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award recognizes an innovative project or program that has enhanced the quality of labor-management partnership in the state of Tennessee. The Pioneer Award will follow along the same judging criteria and guidelines as the Award for Excellence.