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Brookings Institution Formally Recognizes Staff Union

Published Tuesday, October 12, 2021
by NPEU News
Brookings Institution Formally Recognizes Staff Union

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The Brookings Institution has voluntarily recognized their Staff’s Union - Brookings United, and their selection of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) Local 70 to be their Collective Bargaining Representative.

The following statement was released:

We are extremely excited to begin this new chapter in Brookings’s rich 100-year history.

This has been a team effort since the beginning and we are incredibly proud and inspired by the hard work it took to get to this turning-point.

With the recognition of our Union, we will be setting a new standard for representation in the workplace. 

Our strength as contributors is rooted in our shared mission of promoting workplace diversity and inclusion, ensuring Brookings is competitive among peer organizations, and expanding work opportunities for Staff to better prepare the next generation of leaders.

This Union is a much needed step forward in achieving those goals.

We are looking forward to beginning contract negotiations with our colleagues in service of our mission. 

Congratulations to Brookings United on winning recognition.

Brookings employees continue the trend of non-profit Workers joining together in union to create better, stronger workplaces.

With their Union, Brookings Employees gain a voice to raise workplace standards and we stand ready to support them as they negotiate a strong first contract. 

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, a local of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, represents Professionals employed at more than 40 non-profit Organizations (and counting), including Employees at Economic Policy Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Community Change.

NPEU gives non-profit Workers a voice to strengthen their workplaces and continue to do work that makes a difference in people’s lives.

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