‘Sun-Times’ Negotiator Rilea Honored By Union

By: E&P Staff

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has presented Ted Rilea with its 2005 Julie Briskie Award “for exemplary service in maintaining and promoting equitable labor-management relations.”

Rilea is the Vice President of Labor Relations at The Chicago Sun-Times. The award was given out by CWA’s printing, publishing and media workers sector — which encompasses the once-independent typographical and mailers union.

Rilea received the award from CWA unit President William J. Boarman at a sector meeting held in Chicago Saturday, according to an article in Sunday’s Sun-Times by staff reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika. The union’s 67th annual convention began Monday.

Rilea is the fourth recipient of the award, which is named for Julius “Julie” Briskie, a long-time management trustee of CWA International Typographical Union Negotiated Pension Plan who died in 1990. Rilea has been a trustee of the plan since 1998.

“This is an award for ethical practices. It’s a recognition of great integrity, and Ted exemplifies the best of what we want to be at the Sun-Times,” Sun-Times Publisher John Cruickshank said in the article.

Rilea joined the Sun-Times in 1992. He began his career on the labor side of the table as president of the mailers union in Minnesota in the 1970s.

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