Workers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on Monday ratified the first collective bargaining agreement between CBPP and the staff union. “We are proud of this agreement and excited about the direction it will take the organization as we work to advance CBPP’s mission,” said union bargaining representative and CBPP staff member Paul Jones. “I am so grateful to our bargaining unit members for the solidarity they all showed throughout negotiations.” The workers are represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), IFPTE Local 70.
The contract expands worker voice, increases transparency in management practices, promotes equity, and increases compensation, paid time off and benefits particularly for new and lower-paid employees. “The new contract will bring tangible benefits to employees,” said CBPP President Robert Greenstein. “The negotiation process and the contract itself reflect a spirit of cooperation and an emphasis on shared values. I’m proud of the work of the entire staff and our commitment to making CBPP the most effective organization it can be.” The CBPP in 2018 voluntarily recognized the staff union represented by NPEU.