Past Award Winners

HISTORY OF CUSHING-GAVIN AWARDS DINNER

Perhaps the most widely-known single project of the Labor Guild is its annual award for outstanding service in the eastern Massachusetts labor relations community.  This respected awards program was launched in 1967, largely at the prompting of the Guild Chaplain, Father Mortimer (Mort) Gavin, S.J.  As a professional mediator, Fr. Mort had often witnessed the constructive impact of top-notch practitioners,  and created an awards program aimed to:

  • provide well-deserved recognition to individual practitioners for excellence and singular service in labor-management affairs;
  • offer both inspiration and education to the general labor-management community by showcasing outstanding contributors;
  • bring greater visibility to the Guild and all its programs;
  • nurture a more bipartisan and collaborative tone to the Labor Guild,
  • contribute critical financial resources supporting the Guild’s work.

Naming the Awards after Boston’s highly-popular and respected Archbishop Richard Cushing was both natural and appropriate as the founder of the post-war Guild.  The son of a Boston Elevated Railway blacksmith, Cushing worked as a janitor throughout his high school and college years. His working class roots and life experience informed his long and public record of advocating for a strong, responsible labor movement, while being sensitive to the legitimate needs of the business community.  His involvement in the early years of the Awards Dinner gave it an immediate stature within the general community.  More telling for the Dinner’s longterm success was the spirit of mutuality he introduced at the very first Awards Dinner.

“We all tend to live in our own special isolation, building walls about ourselves, and considering only the problems that are closest to each of us individually. Tonight we sit together in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, recognizing that most of our difficulties we share with each other, most of our ideals we pursue together, and most of our progress will be made together or it will not be made at all.”  – Richard Cardinal Cushing, 1967

That first dinner attracted over 700 people. Within three years, attendance had climbed to over 1,000. Five decades later, the 2011 CGA Dinner drew an impressive 900 guests. Yet, as Guild Chaplain, Fr. Edward Boyle wrote in 1995:  “Numbers alone cannot be the accurate gauge of what this event represents to the labor-management community. That can only be registered in the hearts and minds of those attending, and the fresh commitments and deepened sensitivities nurtured by this event.”

PAST AWARD WINNERS

2016 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
Francis C. Boudrow

Francis C. Boudrow

Business Manager
Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local #6

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MANAGEMENT
Glenn Kingsbury

Glenn Kingsbury

Executive Director
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Boston Chapter

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ATTORNEY
Susan Horwitz

Susan Horwitz

Partner
Sandulli Grace P.C.

 

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BOYLE AWARD
MICHAEL D. FELSON, Esq.

MICHAEL D. FELSON, Esq.

Regional Solicitor
United States Department of Labor

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2015 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
Richard O. Charette

Richard O. Charette

United Food & Commercial Workers Local #1445
Chair, Interstate Health & Welfare Fund
Retired President

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MANAGEMENT
John C. Cannistraro, Jr.

John C. Cannistraro, Jr.

President J.C. Cannistraro LLC

 

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ATTORNEY
Diane B. Patrick, Esq.

Diane B. Patrick, Esq.

Co-Managing Partner Ropes & Gray

 

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BOYLE AWARD
GINA M. ALONGI

GINA M. ALONGI

Executive Director, Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds
Administrator, IUOE (Operating Engineers) Local 4 Benefits Funds

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2014 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
William D. McLaughlin

William D. McLaughlin

President & Business RepresentativeInternational Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local #4

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MANAGEMENT
Thomas J. Ryan III

Thomas J. Ryan III

Director Employee-Labor Relations;National Grid, New England

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ATTORNEY
Shelley B. Kroll, Esq.

Shelley B. Kroll, Esq.

Segal Roitman LLP

 

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BOYLE AWARD
Paul Chabot

Paul Chabot

Commissioner;Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (FMCS)

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2013 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
Julie Betts Pinkham, RN

Julie Betts Pinkham, RN

Executive Director, Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA)

MANAGEMENT
John F. Torpey Jr.

John F. Torpey Jr.

Director, Corporate Labor Relations, Raytheon Company

ATTORNEY
D.M. Moschos, Esq.

D.M. Moschos, Esq.

Partner, Mirick O’Connell

BOYLE AWARD
James S. Cooper

James S. Cooper

Arbitrator

2012 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
John P. Dumas

John P. Dumas

President, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #103

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MANAGEMENT
John Dunlap

John Dunlap

Chief of Personnel & Labor Relations, City of Boston

 

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ATTORNEY
Kenneth Grace

Kenneth Grace

Partner, Sandulli Grace PC

 

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BOYLE AWARD
Barry Bluestone, Ph.D.

Barry Bluestone, Ph.D.

Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, Director, Dukakis Center for Urban & Regional Policy, Northeastern University

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2011 CGA RECIPIENTS

LABOR
Jen Springer

Jen Springer

Metro Boston Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel AFSCME Council 93

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MANAGEMENT
Joel Boone

Joel Boone

Director, Human Resources
Stop and Shop Supermarket Company LLC

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ATTORNEY
Robert P. Joy Esq. Morgan

Robert P. Joy Esq.

Morgan Brown & Joy, LLP

 

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BOYLE AWARD
Rosemary Pye

Rosemary Pye

Regional Director National Labor Relations Board – Region I

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LABOR
  • 2010 – Louis G. Rasetta
    Int’l Union of Operating Engineers, Local 4
  • 2009 – Martin Callaghan
    Boston Newspaper Printing Pressmen’s Union Local #3
  • 2008 – Rocio Saenz
    SEIU #615
  • 2007 – Michael Monahan
    IBEW #l03
  • 2006 – Jay Hurley
    Iron Workers #7
  • 2005 – Kathleen Kelley
    AFT
  • 2004 – Kevin Cotter
    Plumbers #12
  • 2003 – Robert Banks
    Ironworkers #7
  • 2002 – Kathleen A. Casavant
    Mass. AFL-CIO
  • 2001 – Paul Hannon
    Steelworkers
  • 2000 – Chuck Monahan
    IBEW #l03
  • 1999 – Phillip Trombly
    Brotherhood, UWUA
  • 1998 – William Ryan
    IUOE #4
  • 1997 – Joseph Dart
    Mass. Building Trades
  • 1996 – Donald Wrightman
    UWUA
  • 1995 – John Phinney
    UFCW #1445
  • 1994 – Carol Knox
    UAW Reg 9A
  • 1993 – Robert J. Haynes
    Mass. AFL-CIO
  • 1992 – Joseph Nigro
    Boston Building Trades Council
  • 1991 – James Grande
    Operating Engineers, Apprentice Training Program
  • 1990 – Robert Petronella
    UFCW
  • 1989 – Kristine Rondeau
    AFSCME
  • 1988 – Thomas Mclntyre
    Bricklayers International
  • 1987 – Joseph Bonavita
    AFSCME Council #93
  • 1986 – James E. Mahoney
    OPEIU Local #6
  • 1985 – Arthur Osborn
    Mass. AFL-CIO
  • 1984 – Joseph Faherty
    Utility Workers #387
  • 1983 – Thomas Evers
    State Building Trades
  • 1982 – Michael Botelho
    AFSCME Council #93
  • 1981 – Thomas Climo
    Sugar Workers #166, ILA
  • 1980 – John A. Callahan
    State AFL-CIO
  • 1979 – John F. O’Malley
    AFL-CIO Region 8
  • 1978 – Frank Every
    Machinists Dist. Lodge #38
  • 1977 – Lawrence C. Sullivan
    Boston Labor Council
  • 1976 – Richard Coleman, Esq.
    Segal, Roitman & Coleman
  • 1975 – Paul McNamara
    United Transportation
  • 1974 – Joseph Stefani
    Hotel & Restaurant Workers
  • 1973 – Erika Pinault
    AFSCME
  • 1972 – Edward Moore
    Paperworkers
  • 1971 – Clifton Caldwell
    Meat Cutters
  • 1970 – Fred Ramsey
    Construction
  • 1969 – Thomas Owens
    Brewery Workers
  • 1968 – Val Murphy
    Utility Workers, Boston Labor Council
  • 1967 – Donn Berry
    IBEW #l03
MANAGEMENT
  • 2010 – John Messervy, AIA
    Partners HealthCare
  • 2009 – William F. Dowd
    National Grid
  • 2008 – Robert J. Lewis
    Boston College
  • 2007 –  Diane Crimmins
    Town of Belmont
  • 2006 – Frederick A. Laskey
    MWRA
  • 2005 – Joanne Salines
    Partners Healthcare
  • 2004 – Patricia Day
    Massport
  • 2003 – Virginia Tisei
    Boston Schools
  • 2002 – Gregory Thornton, Esq.
    Boston Globe
  • 2001 – Richard Meyer
    Massport
  • 2000 – Thomas J. Gunning
    Building Trades Employers
  • 1999 – Kenneth Paradis
    Bechtel/Parsons/Brinkerhof
  • 1998 – Steven Grossman
    Mass. Envelope
  • 1997 – Douglas MacDonaId
    MWRA
  • 1996 – Timothy Manning
    Harvard University
  • 1995 – Theodore Brodie
    N.E. Insulation
  • 1994 – David Perini
    Perini Corporation
  • 1993 – John J. Higgins
    Boston Edison Company
  • 1992 – Michael Metzler
    St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
  • 1991 – Jack Shaughnessy
    Shaughnessy & Ahern
  • 1990 – John J. Cohane
    Boston Gas Company
  • 1989 – John L. Ritchie
    Trial Court
  • 1988 – Anthony Sapienza
    Grieco Bros., Inc.
  • 1987 – Thomas Sullivan
    Greater Boston PHCC
  • 1986 – John J. Manning
    Boston Herald
  • 1985 – Paul F. Dempsey
    Mass. Hospital Association
  • 1984 – William Vaughn, III
    The Stop & Shop Company
  • 1983 – John R. McKeon
    State Office Employee Relations
  • 1982 – Harold Raybould
    Quincy Market & Cold Storage
  • 1981 – Arthur Vershbow
    Modern Die & Machine
  • 1980 – Malcolm MacKinnon
    The Boston Globe
  • 1979 – Bertram Creese
    Leather Manufacturers Association
  • 1978 – Thomas Gunning
    Building Trades Employers
  • 1977 – John Murphy
    Bird & Son Inc.
  • 1976 – William O. Murdock
    John Hancock
  • 1975 – Sheldon Appel
    Perkit Box Company
  • 1974 – Peter Killelea
    Boston Gas Company
  • 1973 – Thomas L. O’Donnell
    Attorney, Arbitrator, Ropes & Gray
  • 1972 – Thomas Cathcart
    Eastern Gas & Fuel
  • 1971 – E. Leonard Kane
    Raytheon Company
  • 1970 – Eugene Barnes
    Boston Newspapers
  • 1969 – Joel Leighton
    Mass. AGC
  • 1968 – David Fine
    The Stop & Shop Companies
  • 1967 – John Hennessy
    Boston Edison
ATTORNEY
  • 2010 – Burton E. Rosenthal, Esq.
    Segal Roitman, LLP
  • 2009 – James F. Grosso, Esq.
    O’Reilly, Grosso & Gross
  • 2008 – Joseph G. Sandulli, Esq.
    Sandulli Grace, P.C.
  • 2007 – Philip G. Boyle, Esq.
    Morgan, Brown & Joy
  • 2006 – Ira Sills, Esq.
    Segal, Roitman & Coleman
  • 2005 – Paul Kingston, Esq.
    Rubin & Rudman
  • 2004 – E. David Wanger, Esq.
    Angoff, Goldman, et al.
  • 2003 – John O’Reilly, III
    O’Reilly Grosso & Gross
  • 2002 – Alan J. McDonald, Esq.
    McDonald and Associates
  • 2001 – Nelson Ross, Esq.
    Ropes & Gray
  • 2000 – Joanne Goldstein, Esq.
    General Counsel, UWUA
  • 1999 – Robert Holland, Esq.
    Deutsch, Williams, et al
  • 1998 – Wendy Bittner, Esq.
    Bittner Law
  • 1997 – Katherine Hesse, Esq.
    Murphy, Hesse, et al
  • 1996 – Paul Kelly, Esq.
    Segal, Roitman & Coleman
  • 1995 – Michael Lehane, Esq.
    Murphy, Hesse, et al
  • 1994 – Donald J. Siegel, Esq.
    Segal, Roitman & Coleman
  • 1993 – Ellen C. Kearns, Esq.
    Kearns & Rubin
  • 1992 – Warren Pyle, Esq.
    Angoff, Goldman, et al
  • 1991 – William Joy, Sr., Esq
    Morgan, Brown & Joy
  • 1990 – Augustus Camelio, Esq
    AFSCME Counci1 #93
  • 1989 – Arthur P. Murphy, Esq.
    Murphy, Hesse, et al
  • 1988 – Arthur Flamm, Esq
    Flamm & Birmingham
  • 1987 – Allan W. Drachman, Esq
    Deutsch, Williams, et al
  • 1986 – Robert M. Segal, Esq.
    Segal, Roitman, & Coleman
  • 1985 – Alvin M. Glazerman, Esq.
    Edwards & Angell
  • 1984 – Robert Manning, Esq.
    Angoff, Goldman, et al
  • 1983 – Allan A. Tepper, Esq
    Snyder, Tepper & Comen
  • 1982 – James Grady, Esq.
    Grady, Dumont & Dwyer
BOYLE AWARD
  • 2010 – Nancy Peace
    Arbitrator Consultant
  • 2009 – Suzanne M. Bump
    Mass. Secretary of Labor and Workplace Development
  • 2008 – Robert B. McKersie
    MIT/Sloan School of Management
  • 2007 – Edward J. Boyle, S.J.
    Archdiocean Labor Guild
  • 2006 – L. Christine Oliver, MD
    OSH, MGH
  • 2005 – Lawrence Holden
    Arbitrator
  • 2004 – John Coughlin
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • 2003 – David Grafton
    OSHA
  • 2002 – Joseph Kane
    NLRB
  • 2001 – Joan Dolan
    Arbitrator
  • 2000 – Elaine Bernard
    HTUP
  • 1999 – Susan R. Brown
    Arbitrator
  • 1998 – Thomas Kochan
    MIT
  • 1997 – Gerard Gomez
    FMCS
  • 1996 – Roberta Golick
    Arbitrator
  • 1995 – Paul McDevitt
    Modern Assistance
  • 1994 – Edward F. Eagan
    OSHA
  • 1993 – R. Robert Rodwell
    United Way
  • 1992 – Helen Moreschi
    Mass. Department of Industrial Accidents
  • 1991 – Diane Zaar Cochran
  • 1990 – Paul Eustace
    Mass. Secretary of Labor
  • 1989 – Michael F. Walsh
    NLRB
  • 1988 – John J. Martin
    FMCS
  • 1987 – Richard M. Reilly
    AAA
  • 1986 – Arnold M. Zack
    Arbitrator
  • 1985 – Sherman G. Sass
    Martin E. Segal Co.
  • 1984 – Wilfrid Rodgers
    The Boston Globe
  • 1983 – Robert J. Halloran
    Blue Cross-Blue Shield
  • 1982 – James Healy
    Arbitrator, Harvard University
  • 1981 – Marcia Greenbaum
    Arbitrator
  • 1980 – John E. Higgins
    Arbitrator
  • 1979 – Robert Fuchs
    NLRB
  • 1978 – John T. Dunlop
    Harvard University, Arbitrator
  • 1977 – Charles Myers
    MIT Arbitrator
  • 1976 – Richard Goggin
    Federal Mediation Service
  • 1975 – John Church
    AAA
  • 1974 – William J. Fallen
    Arbitrator
  • 1973 – Howard Myers
    Northeastern University
  • 1972 – Paul Mulkern
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • 1971 – David Grodsky
    State Med. & Council
  • 1970 – Wendell MacDonaId
    BLS-USDOL
  • 1969 – Joseph O’Donnell
    Harvard, HTUP
  • 1968 – Donald White
    Boston College, Arbitrator
  • 1967 – Daniel Hurley
    FMCS
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