The Dutchess County Democrats honored local union men and women who have made a difference in their community and their workplace at their annual Salute to Labor dinner on October 23, 2011. Attendees were honored to have New York State Lt Governor Robert Duffy as their keynote speaker.

The 2011 honorees are:

Adrian Huff – Teamsters Local 445 – Principal Officer – Secretary/Treasurer
Albert Girardi – International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 137 – Business Manager
John Kaiser – IBEW Local 320 – Business Manager
Robin Ringwood – SEIU 1199
Robert (Bob) Maier – NYSUT