Congratulations to James Coyne, the business manager for Plumbers Local 130 UA, who received an Irish Echo Labor Award in New York on September 14, 2018.
Ten heroes of the labor movement were honored at the gala alongside Thomas Callahan. Among them was James F. Coyne of Chicago who leads the 6,100-member Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 UA.
A celebrated figure in the Irish American community in the Windy City, Jim Coyne is the General Chairman of the city’s famed St Patrick’s Day Parade and serves as Vice-President of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago — the city’s largest Irish American organization.
Pictured Below: Members of the Irish Fellowship Club with Awardee Jim Coyne (center) and his wife Michelle (center left)
Current Fellowship Club Chair Chris Kozicki says Jim is the perfect choice for the coveted Irish Labor Leader accolade. “Jim has been a tremendous champion of labor in Chicago and a peerless ambassador for all things which celebrate the continuing contribution of the Irish to this city,” he said. “It’s fitting that he should be named alongside these giants of the Irish American labor movement.”