December 4, 2017 (Boston) – International law firm Proskauer announced today that labor & employment partner Mark Batten was honored with the Cushing-Gavin Award by The Boston Labor Guild, in recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to building just workplaces in Massachusetts and beyond.
“I am pleased to receive this award alongside an esteemed group of peers. The Boston Labor Guild plays an important role in improving workplaces across Massachusetts, and I am honored to continue serving the labor-management community,” said Mark Batten.
Mark received the award for his creative approach in representing employers across the U.S. and in various capacities, including all stages of complex employment litigation, National Labor Relations Board hearings and arbitrations. In addition, he was recognized for his representation of print and digital media outlets, including the Boston Globe and Gatehouse Media, and helping these companies navigate the ever-evolving business landscape.
The Cushing-Gavin Awards are given each year in the categories of labor, management, attorney and auxiliary. Recipients are selected by a committee of past winners, with merit based on commitment to collective bargaining, fairness and equity in all workplaces and workplace relations. Mark was honored alongside Stephen P. Affanato, Executive Vice President of New England Mechanical Contractors Association; Cynthia A. Rodrigues, President of Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Central Labor Council and New England Joint Board Member; and David Weil, Ph.D., Dean and Professor at Brandeis University.
The Cushing-Gavin Awards were named after professional mediator Father Mortimer Gavin and Boston’s highly respected Archbishop Richard Cushing. The Awards have been celebrating the achievements of individuals in the labor-management community for 51 years.
An agency of the Archdiocese of Boston, The Boston Labor Guild is a membership-based organization that serves the labor-management community through services including its School of Labor-Management Relations, practitioner-led education, networking and conference spaces, and leadership opportunities.