Staff in Planned Parenthood's D.C. office celebrated their first contract yesterday. Reached after more than three years of negotiations, the agreement works to address equity in the workplace, codify benefits, and provide staff -- members of SEIU 500 -- a voice in organizational decision making. "We are the doers," said Aaron Wilder, a member of the D.C. bargaining unit leadership team, "the employees who come to the job every day to tirelessly fight for Planned Parenthood patients and reproductive rights." The D.C. staff joins other Planned Parenthood staff who have already joined a union, including those in the organization’s offices in Miami, Greater New York, the Rocky Mountains and Northern New England. Read more here
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