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SPLC Staff Vote to Unionize

MONTGOMERY, AL — Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center staff voted to join the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.

The following is a statement by SPLC Interim CEO and President Karen Baynes-Dunning:

“We look forward to working with the Guild to negotiate an agreement that will drive and support both our internal culture and the communities we serve as we continue our shared efforts to reach the full promise of our organization. Throughout, we have sought to hear the voices of our employees and they have spoken through a process that gave every eligible person the opportunity to weigh in on this important decision. As with every election, there are a range of emotions about the outcome. We go forward as one SPLC with gratitude for the commitment and engagement of our talented staff and the work we will continue doing together.”