Nonprofit Employees Unionize to Ensure Open Discussions about Race and Equality, Put into Action Democratic Ideals Their Organizations Represent
New York, N.Y. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Employees at the D.C.-based EMILY’s List are the latest to join the growing number of nonprofit employees choosing to be represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), AFL-CIO, and its Nonprofit Employees United (NEU).
Today, EMILY’s List management voluntarily recognized the EMILY’s List staff union through a card check process conducted by a neutral party and now will be represented by OPEIU Local 2 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Contract negotiations will begin in the coming weeks.
Today's impeachment of Donald Trump crossed party lines, but 197 representatives still neglected to hold the president accountable for his fraudulent attempts to undermine millions of American voters by inciting a violent insurrection. The swift action taken by Speaker Pelosi to bring charges of impeachment to a floor vote, just one week after the president's supporters stormed the Capitol, should be met in kind by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. If ever there was a time for Senate Republicans to stop enabling this reckless president, it is now. Remove. Investigate. Prosecute. #RemoveNow #DoYourDuty #ConveneAndConvict
On Wednesday, the U.S. Congress gathered, with Vice President Mike Pence presiding. The Constitution of the United States says that on Jan. 6, after a presidential election, Congress shall meet to count the electoral votes cast for the president and vice president of the United States. It is a solemn ritual of democracy — conducted in the grand halls of our Capitol, with the ballots in hand-tooled leather boxes. But it is only that — a ritual.
This ceremonial custom is not how our president and vice president are chosen. They are chosen by the people — voting state by state on the first Tuesday in November. And that custom, and the people who conduct it, good people though they may be, are not our democratic republic, and they are not our country.
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