Once again, GFT’s communication efforts won 5 awards in this year’s AFT Communications Awards Contest Class II Division (2,001 to 9,999 members)! GFT communication has evolved from a small print newsletter that was compiled by a single staffer to a larger newspaper that was hand delivered in every agency, and now various types of media in print, television, and the internet (the GFT Website, Direct Mailers, eUpdate Newsletter, The Working Family TV Show, etc.) in order to keep members informed. We will continue to improve our efforts with the latest and most convenient means of communication for our members as this is an important factor in the growth of our union.

1st Place: eUpdate Newsletter (General Excellence Electronic publication category)
3rd Place: Living Wage Direct Mailer July 2009 (Best Single Publication category)
1st Place: Port Worker TV Commercial (Best Organizing Materials category)
2nd Place: The Working Family TV Show Season 1Episodes 1-5 (Best Public Relations
Activity category)
1st Place: GFT Website www.gftunion.com (Best Website category)

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