Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Bend the Arc Staff Form Union with NPEU

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Bend the Arc Staff Form Union with NPEU

Bend the Arc Workers Union

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The staff of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice have joined together with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU)/IFPTE Local 70 to form the Bend the Arc Workers Union, the two organizations announced on Friday. The union has received voluntary recognition from management. The Bend the Arc Workers Union said it works to support the interests of its members, and promote solidarity and equity while advancing social, racial and economic justice in their members’ workplaces and communities.

“Bend the Arc is organizing the Jewish community to fight for a country where all of us are safe, free and thriving—and we want the same for our workplace,” said the Bend the Arc Workers Union organizing committee. “We are excited to have another tool to support Bend the Arc’s mission internally and continue our goals for anti-racism within the organization. In forming a union, we draw from a long legacy of Jewish labor organizing in the United States and across the world, individually and collectively grounded in our ancestors’ fights for workers’ rights and collective power.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 10/26/2021 – 09:38

Updated: November 7, 2021 — 10:35 pm