The employees of Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) on Thursday announced they’re unionizing with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). JUFJ management has voluntarily recognized its staff’s union.
“We have campaigned for the rights of all workers in Maryland and DC, including nonprofit employees,” said Rianna Lloyd, JUFJ worker and NPEU member. “We know the importance of keeping dedicated, talented people on the job, and in negotiations we are going to focus on the well-being of JUFJ staff. We want to create a work environment that workers want to stay in.”
“Powerful relationships and partnerships built on mutual respect are the foundation of how JUFJ works,'' said Jacob Feinspan, JUFJ Executive Director. "I'm excited to collaborate with the union to further strengthen the staff partnership within our organization, and build on the long Jewish tradition of proud support for organized labor.” “We’re proud to welcome JUFJ to the union!” said NPEU President Kayla Blado. “We know that nonprofit organizations are strengthened when their workers have a union, and look forward to working with them to build a better JUFJ.”
The JUFJ Union will now work with management to collectively bargain a union contract. JUFJ staff are focused on ensuring transparency and equity in pay and workloads, and establishing clear procedures for feedback and discipline. Read more here.