More than three months after pledging to certify Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law staff’s union through voluntary recognition, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) reports that President Kristen Clarke and executive management have backed out of recognizing the union through card check, demanding an election instead. “This is an egregious show of bad faith from President Clarke and the rest of the Lawyers' Committee executive management,” said Lawyers’ Committee United organizing committee members. “An overwhelming majority of staff support our union.” “It’s deeply disturbing to hear about the toxic work environment at one of the country’s leading civil rights organizations,” said NPEU President Kayla Blado. “It’s clear that Lawyers’ Committee employees urgently need a union. Particularly in an election year, it’s absurd to waste so much of the organization’s time and energy on delaying the recognition. Now, in another show of bad behavior, management is union-busting by failing to recognize employees’ workplace rights.”
photo: NPEU tweet "Us reading about the work environment at @LawyersComm under President/ED @KristenClarkeJD"