Posts tagged Southern Poverty Law Center

    Why Workers at Growing Number of Nonprofits Are Unionizing

    February 2, 2023 // Nonprofit employees may be more predisposed to unionizing than other workers. They tend to be younger, well educated, and altruistic — a perfect blend of characteristics that tip people toward interest in unions, says David Zonderman, a history professor at North Carolina State University who teaches labor and nonprofit history. Nonprofits come out of a tradition of charity and sacrifice, and most pay their employees less than private companies and government. As a result, many unionizing workers are looking for livable wages and opportunities to advance, all the more important as housing costs and inflation have shot up. Others see unions as a way to press for greater racial equity.

    Southern Poverty Law Center and employees’ union agree to new contract

    July 26, 2022 // In a joint statement Monday, SPLC President and CEO Margaret Huang and Cet Parks, the executive director of Washington-Baltimore News Guild Local 32035, TNG-CWA, which represented SPLC employees, said the contract could "be a catalyst for economic and racial justice in the South and beyond." Besides the minimum wage, the new contract provides an average 11% pay raise for workers over three years and expands existing benefits. Covered employees will get 18 paid holidays, including an annual summer break around July 4, and at least 20 vacation days a year, up from a minimum of 15. The contract also provides 12 weeks of paid parental leave (up from 10 weeks with a two week option of sick leave); 12 paid sick leave days and 10 days of bereavement leave (up from three to five days). It also offers employees two weeks of paid leave for pregnancy loss and two weeks of paid leave for gender affirming care, both new benefits. telework, nondisclosure, equity, inclusion and racial justice, Between Nov. 1, 2019, and Oct. 31, 2020, the nonprofit reported revenues of $132.9 million in 2019 and expenses of $97.4 million. It had $587.8 million in assets. Esteban Gil, Morris Dees, SPLC President Richard Cohen and SPLC Legal Director Rhonda Brownstein,