2017 George Meany Award Dinner




The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Boy Scouts of America is honored to recognize Mr. James Allen, the 2017 AFL-CIO George Meany Award recipient. Mr. Allen will be recognized for his dedication to the working families in our union trades and his service to the greater community.

Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez and Pathway to Adventure Council President Stephen Schwab invite you to join the celebration on Monday, December 4, 2017.

James Allen, president of the Administrative District Council, is a third-generation bricklayer who served his apprenticeship as both a bricklayer and a certified welder working in the residential and commercial markets in the Chicagoland area.

In 1988, Allen was appointed as a field representative for the Local 21 health and welfare funds where he was responsible for the collection of delinquent benefit funds owed to the membership.

In 1993, Allen was appointed as a business agent for the Local 21. He was elected vice president of the Local 21 in 1999 and became president of the Local 21 and the District Council in 2004.

In January 2009, the International Union merged all the district council locals into an Administrative District Council (ADC) and appointed Allen as president.

In his current position, President Allen has the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ADC.


Title Sponsors: $5,000

10 tickets

VIP reception with honoree
Full-page ad in program, event banner, listed as event committee and specific sponsor – (food, beverage, logistics, recognition, & program)

Vice-Chairman Sponsor: $1,500
10 tickets

VIP reception with honoree
Half-page ad in program
Listed as event vice chair

Full-Page Ad: $1,000
Full-page ad in program book

Half-Page Ad: $500
Half-page ad in the program book

Quarter-Page Ad: $300
Quarter-page ad in the program book

Event Ticket: $100
Event entry for reception and program


Contact: Dan Busby | Director of Development
Dan.Busby@Scouting.org
(269) 615-0413