What Having a Staff Union Has Done for the Center for American Progress

In January 2016, more than 90 staff members at the Center for American Progress received voluntary recognition as the newest members of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). We chose to form a union because we saw it as an important opportunity not only to enhance our workplace experiences and culture, but also to support the very kind of institution that we know increases both economic mobility and political power.

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Solidarity for Good: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

As progressive nonprofit employees, we know there is strength in diversity. At our respective nonprofits, many of us craft and promote progressive policy solutions to racial, gender and ethnic inequity. By joining together in a union, we’ve worked collaboratively to implement policies that foster diversity, inclusion, and equality in our workplaces.

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Solidarity for the Good: Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Today, we observe Equal Pay Day, which serves to reminds us of the pay gap between men and women. Equal Pay Day marks the day the average white woman would have to work into the next year to earn the same amount of money men earned in the previous year.

As members of the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), we know unions help close the wage gap. 

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Solidarity for Good: Joining Together for Fair and Clear Procedures

Our union, the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU), brings together progressive nonprofit employees with the goal of strengthening the progressive organizations we work so hard for and using solidarity to advocate for the common good. One of our unifying principles is that all employees should be treated fairly in the workplace. 

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IFPTE Local 70 Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Name, Website and Logo

In celebration of 20 years of organizing professionals at nonprofit organizations International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 70 is making a change. It is rebranding itself as the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). The name change recognizes the union’s surging membership—which has seen a 257 percent increase in the last eight years—and presents a clearer identity to future members.

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Center for Community Change Ratifies First CBA!

Staff at the Center for Community Change (CCC) voted unanimously to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement. CCC staff won union recognition in September of 2016, joining the growing trend of progressive non-profit organizations to unionize.

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CAP Unit Ratifies CBA

Employees at CAP recently voted overwhelming to approve their first CBA. The unit's organizing committee, leads, and staff worked tirelessly to win a strong contract that ensures CAP will be a great place to work for years to come.

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