The Peggy Browning Fund 2020 Summer Newsletter

Margaret A. (Peggy) Browning A Beacon for Workers’ Rights Our namesake was, by all accounts, an exceptional person whose life and qualities left their mark upon the legal community and on the national scene. Born in Tennessee and educated at Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Peggy was a creative and dynamic attorney. While her name could have graced the masthead of any mega law firm, she chose to devote her energies to workers’ rights. In her defense of workers’ interests, she never lost a case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Peggy was tirelessly focused on issues such as union representation, fair and equal pay and decent working conditions. Her achievements strongly justified President Clinton’s nomination of her as the first union-side lawyer in history to be appointed to the National Labor Relations Board. The Peggy Browning Award is presented annually to social justice champions who have distinguished themselves with passion and dedication to the rights and needs of workers and their families. MISSION STATEMENT: The Peggy Browning Fund educates and inspires the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. Through fellowships, workers’ rights conferences, networking and other programs, the PBF provides unique opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice. 2 Pandemic and the Future (cont’d) events occurred on schedule, but the pandemic resulted in thecancellationofthe June Washington, DC event and the postponement of the April New York event to September 30th. Given the widespread predictions for a second wave of infections in the fall, our largest event in New York will be virtual. In short, PBF faces the loss of anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our projected event income. We are attempting to limit this loss by raising funds electronically, but it is clear that PBF must increase receiving donations from our supporters. One way to help would be to become a member of PBF’s Leadership Circle , comprised of organizations and individuals who make an additional annual contribution of at least $1000. Donors who give in addition to an event gift understand the vital role that PBF plays in creating the next generation of labor’s lawyers. You can see the list of current Leadership Circle members listed below. For more information about the many benefits of Leadership Circle membership, contact Another way to help PBF would be to become a Friend of Peggy Browning. This donor makes a modest monthly recurring gift that, over the course of the year, will grow into a meaningful contribution to PBF. For example, if you can spare a dollar a day, your $30 monthly gift will provide $360 each year. Simply go to a-donation. The amount you pledge each month is up to you, and any amount is deeply appreciated. Richard J. Brean, Chair PBF Board of Directors 2020 Leadership Circle Pacesetter United Steelworkers Leader AFL-CIO Champion AFSCME Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters Joseph Lurie Service Employees Int’l Union Benefactor American Income Life Bush Gottlieb, a Law Corporation Galfand Berger, LLP Gilbert and Sackman Int’l Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Int’l Union of Painters & Allied Trades New York State United Teachers Pitta LLP Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 Patrick J. Szymanski United Auto Workers Defender Amalgamated Transit Union American Federation of Teachers Richard J. Brean Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP Communications Workers of America IBEW Local 134 Int’l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers NFL Players Association Vincent Pitta Sheet Metal Workers Int’l Association United Food & Commercial Workers USW Local 7-1 Patron AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Michael L. Artz Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux CWA District 4 David Jury Walter A. Kamiat James C. Kokolas, CPA Danielle Leonard Levy Ratner, PC LIUNA Local 300 Mehri & Skalet, PLLC National Association of Letter Carriers National Nurses United Pond Lehocky Rosanne & Samuel Spear Sherman Dunn, PC United Mine Workers Gwynne A. Wilcox Winebrake & Santillo, LLC July 23, 2020