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Alumni Association Launches First Chapter!

March 17, 2016
On March 3rd, twenty Peggy Browning Alumni from the greater New York City area met in Manhattan to network and establish the first official Alumni Association chapter. There was a fantastic energy throughout the room from our alumni wanting to build relationships in hopes of advancing the rights...
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Upcoming Events

Awards Receptions

DC Awards Reception

June 08, 2016

AFL-CIO Lobby and Gompers Room
815 Sixteenth Street
Washington, DC 20006

Larry Cohen,
Past President, Communications Workers of America
Richard J. Brean, Esq., General Counsel, United Steelworkers
Elizabeth Bunn, Director of Organizing, AFL-CIO

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Regional Workshops

Advocating For Workplace Justice - Continues to Broaden PBF's Outreach!

In 2015, PBF’s Regional Workshop Committee, co-chaired by PBF Board members Rich Brean and Gwynne Wilcox, planned for 11 workshops across the country.  This was an ambitious number but no one could predict that the positive feedback would include additional requests.  All eleven workshops were to be scheduled from September through November.  In early November, a request from PBF Alumni in Florida to add one more workshop at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a special event mixer in New York City was approved.

PBF’s Regional Workshops Program, entitledAdvocating For Workplace Justice, is held at law schools across the country and consists of a one-hour panel discussion followed by a one-hour networking reception.  Panelists include union lawyers, labor law firm attorneys, labor law professors, Peggy Browning Fellowship Alumni and attorneys from the U.S. Department of Labor and the NLRB.

The program met all its goals this year with the number of hosting law schools promoting PBF’s programs, opportunities to encourage law students to apply for a Peggy Browning Fellowship and the average number of students attending was 20.

You can view a gallery of photos from many of the scheduled workshops and NYC event in our Photo Gallery.

Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is comprised of members who strongly support the mission of the Peggy Browning Fund with annual leadership-level gifts. Leadership Circle donors receive benefits commensurate with each gift level and are recognized at all annual events, the National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference and in our newsletter.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the Leadership Circle, contact
Rhonda Gelman Kelley, CFRE, at rkelley@peggybrowningfund.org or call 267-273-7994.

2015 Leadership Circle Members


United Steelworkers




Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters
Joseph Lurie
Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd
Service Employees Int'l Union


American Federation of Teachers
Galfand Berger, LLP
Richard J. Brean, Esq.
Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
New York State United Teachers
Pitta & Giblin LLP
Patrick J. Szymanski, Esq.
United Auto Workers


Amalgamated Transit Union
Calibre CPA Group PLLC
Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP
Gilbert and Sackman
Int'l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers
Kennedy, Jennik & Murray, PC
NFL Players Association
Quinn, Connor, Weaver, Davies & Rouco, LLP
Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Association
United Food & Commercial Workers

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Recent Photo Galleries

2016 New York Reception

21 photos / Click on thumbnail to enlarge

2016 Philadelphia Reception

22 photos / Click on thumbnail to enlarge

2015 Regional Workshops

13 photos / Click on thumbnail to enlarge

2015 Chicago Reception

23 photos / Click on thumbnail to enlarge

2015 Workers Rights Conference

24 photos / Click on thumbnail to enlarge

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