Professionals at Roosevelt Institute Organize a Union

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. More