Southern Poverty Law Center Staff Vote to Form Union

Dec. 16, 2019, 10:38 PM

Employees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the nation’s most prominent civil rights legal advocacy organizations, voted to form a union by a vote of 142-45, according to the SPLC Union.

The organizing victory at the Alabama-based nonprofit caps more than a month of an at-times tense union campaign that saw organizers accuse SPLC management of engaging in anti-union tactics such as hiring a “union avoidance” law firm.

The newly formed SPLC Union represents about 260 employees spread across the country at 11 offices in five states and Washington, D.C. The union is affiliated with the Washington-Baltimore News ...

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