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Impact Justice United Requests Voluntary Recognition of Their Union: "A direct reflection of our commitment to our work"

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 23, 2022) – A supermajority of employees at Impact Justice (IJ) have formed Impact Justice United (IJU), and today requested from their employer voluntary recognition of their union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 29.

"The energy we have invested into organizing with our colleagues is a direct reflection of our commitment to our work at Impact Justice," said IJU in its letter requesting recognition from the founder and president of the criminal justice reform organization, Alex Busansky.

"Forming a union strengthens our collective pursuit of dreaming of a humane and restorative system of justice in the United States," the letter continued. "We draw inspiration from Impact Justice’s core values and guiding principles — each of which speak to the necessity of unionizing."

The unit of 56 employees seeking recognition of their union is continuing a national trend of nonprofit employees organizing for better wages, benefits and working conditions at mission-based organizations. 

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Employees at Nava PBC Secure Employer Recognition of Union with OPEIU Tech Workers Union Local 1010

Today, Nava United and Nava Public Benefit Corporation are proud to announce that we will be moving forward together through a voluntary recognition process. In the coming weeks, we look forward to entering into negotiations to reach a voluntary recognition agreement. We believe that this process will allow us to act on our shared values of being active stewards, thinking long term, building together, inclusion is essential, and progress takes work. Through collaboration, we believe that we can continue to strengthen the work we are so proud to do at Nava.
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