Martin of Iron Workers Local 5 Receives DC AFL-CIO's Outstanding Trade Unionist Award
Mar 26, 2013
Washington, DC - At Saturday night’s annual “Evening with Labor” attended by more than 1,000 guests, the AFL-CIO’s Metro Washington Council (MWC) recognized Kendall Martin, Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 5, with its top honor, the J.C. Turner Award.
“Kendall can always be counted on to be there with funds, bodies … whatever it takes,” said MWC President Jos Williams. Nominees for the award have shown outstanding commitment to the labor movement in all areas, including community service, political activity, and support of other local unions within the MWC.
Since July of 2008, Martin has served as the Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer for Iron Workers Local #5, which represents more than 1,000 Iron Workers in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. An Iron Worker for 18 years, Martin previously acted as Superintendent for both Harmon, Inc. and CBO Glass, industry leaders in glass and glazing services. He received a Governor’s Citation for “Moving Maryland Forward” in December of 2010.