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Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) signed an agreement that sets the terms for a card-check process for voluntary recognition. Upon confirmation of majority staff support for NPEU through this process, Committee management will recognize LC United, the staff’s union, as the staff’s collective bargaining representative.

“Throughout our 57-year history, the Lawyers’ Committee has defended the right of labor to organize,” noted Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “If NPEU is certified as the majority representative of the staff at Lawyers’ Committee, we will work with the union to make sure our organization is in the best position to address the nation’s continuing civil rights and racial justice challenges.”

“We are excited that Lawyers’ Committee management has committed to a process for voluntarily recognizing LC United and look forward to a productive and collaborative bargaining process upon certification.” said NPEU President Kayla Blado. “Through a union, workers will have a voice in shaping the future of their organization, as they continue to do vital work to protect and strengthen our civil liberties.”


About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice for all, particularly in the areas of voting rights, criminal justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, educational opportunities, and hate crimes.  For more information, please visit

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) is a local of IFPTE and represents professionals employed at more than 30 nonprofit organizations, including employees at Economic Policy Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Community Change. With several hundred members, NPEU gives nonprofit workers a voice to strengthen their workplaces and continue to do work that makes a difference in people’s lives.