Professional staff at the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank to advance the vision of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, has moved to unionize with The NewsGuild of New York.
In a mission statement presented to senior management, Roosevelt Institute employees cited the importance of the Institute’s nationally recognized work on social and economic equality, while recognizing the need to establish workplace protections that promote the long-term health and stability of the organization.
“We believe that by unionizing we will make the entire organization stronger, and deepen our commitment to the values we espouse through our work,” said Katie Kirchner, Program Associate.
“These are challenging times for all of us who believe that everyone, regardless of their race or background or beliefs, deserves a fair share of our collective prosperity. As such, the Roosevelt staff chooses to align with our organizational values and stand in solidarity with those fighting for a brighter future by organizing a union,” said Kathryn Milani, Program Director.
“We take tremendous pride in the work we do at Roosevelt and in the diversity and talent of our team, and we view our decision to unionize as a way to ensure we continue to hold ourselves to that high standard,” said Amy Chen, Digital Manager.