National Women’s Law Center Employees Form Staff Union
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020 – Today, the staff members of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced they have unionized with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). NWLC management voluntarily recognized the union, NWLC United.
“We highlight how unions give women and other marginalized workers the power to create more equitable workplaces in our everyday work for NWLC,” said the NWLC United Organizing Committee members. “By forming our union, we are living NWLC’s long-held values and affirming NWLC’s role as a leader in advancing economic justice and worker power.”
“At the National Women’s Law Center, we fight for the right of women and girls to live, learn and work with safety, equity, and dignity. Our vision of a just workplace extends to every worker in this country, including those who work at NWLC,” said Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of NWLC. “Labor organizing has been a critical part of furthering the gender justice movement, and it is with that significance that today, we are proud to have voluntarily recognized NWLC United.”
“We welcome the employees of NWLC into our union,” said NPEU President Kayla Blado. “NWLC is a leader in closing the gender wage gap and achieving justice for those who have been historically discriminated against. We are excited for the NWLC staff to use their union to create a stronger, more equitable workplace for all employees.”
NWLC United will now work with management to collectively bargain a union contract.
The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) represents professionals employed at 20 nonprofit organizations, including employees at Economic Policy Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Community Change. With several hundred members, NPEU gives nonprofit workers a voice to strengthen their workplaces and continue to do work that makes a difference in people’s lives.