MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Employees of the watchdog organization, the Southern Poverty Law Center, are filing for union representation.
A supermajority of employees has requested representation by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, Local 32035 of The News Guild-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO.
The organizing committee says it hopes the SPLC leadership will respect the employees’ desire “to form a union and have a say in what the future of the Center looks like.”
The move comes after upheaval that saw the departure of longtime leaders and the announcement of a review of workplace culture.
The organizing committee says it wants to form a strong union that lays a “foundation for a legacy of equal rights, respect and dignity for all workers.”
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