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A long-time member of Carpenters Local 66 has been awarded the prestigious George Ritzer Labor Award.

The presentation to Michael Dye of Falconer was made during a ceremony at Jamestown's 19th annual Labor Day Festival in Bergman Park. Making the presentation was Central Labor Council President Jack Rudy, who praised Dye's contribution to labor and the community.

"Mike has got a list so long it would take all afternoon to read about his volunteerism, and the work that he has done within the community," said Rudy. "He was recently awarded the Joe Mason Friend of Labor Award for his activism in helping the community grow."

Dye, who is construction organizer for the 23 counties involved in Local 66, thanked his fellow union members for their support of his efforts and accepted the award on their behalf.

At the festival, held Saturday, Mayor Richard A. Kimball issued a proclamation declaring "Union Labor Week" in the city. Chautauqua County Executive Mark W. Thomas issued a similar proclamation for the county.

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