The Peggy Browning Fund 2020 Summer Newsletter

San Francisco Awards Reception Recognize PBF’s Contributions to the Labor Movement 6 On Thursday, February 13, PBF and the Bay Area labor community recognized the labor careers of Jason Rabinowitz, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 2010 and Director of IBT Public Services Division; Stephen P. Berzon, Founding Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP; Roxanne Sanchez, Senior Advisor, SEIU and United Domestic Workers of America, Executive Director Doug Moore. The reception was held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis just before the country was shut done due to the pandemic. PBF Alumna Anika Holland, a student at Berkeley Law and a 2018 Summer Fellow at Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman andWasow LLP, spoke of her fellowship experience and shared, “Working as a Peggy Browning Fellow the summer after my first year of law school was the ‘aha’ moment for me. It was then that I realized how powerful a union can be and how powerful workers can be when they come together and empower each other.” The first award was presented to the United Domestic Workers of America. Their Executive Director, Doug Moore who noted, “The work of the Peggy Browning Fund is more important than ever, protecting the rights of workers to organize and join a union. By reaching out to law students and helping to educate them in labor law, PBF is helping the next generation understand what’s at stake and giving them the tools to prepare for that fight.” In her remarks, Roxanne Sanchez opined that “the struggle for justice is as old as the human race itself, and it is unlikely that any one generation can ever accomplish it. But, if humanity is to ultimately survive, each newgeneration must find and provide those who are willing to dedicate themselves to advancing a just society. The Peggy Browning Fund helps to do just that.” Stephen Berzon was presented his award and thoughtfully noted that, “We live in a time of great contradictions. The issue of unfair wealth and equality is more front and center actually than any time since the 1960’s. There are actually 300 law firms in the U.S. representing unions and 2,000 attorneys, and it’s critically important that there continue to be committed young lawyers in the pipeline. PBF is part of that pipeline.” The final award of the evening was presented to Jason Rabinowitz of IBT. “The great thing about the PBF at this moment is that it looks to the future of labor. We need to look at the future in this movement because everything that we built, everything we’ve accomplished is under attack and under threat today.” 2020 San Francisco Reception Sponsors Steward Altshuler Berzon, LLP Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters Teamsters Joint Council 7 Teamsters Local 2010 Guardian Beeson, Tayer & Bodine SEIU California State Council SEIU Local 1021 Teamsters Local 63 Teamsters Local 350 Teamsters Local 853 United Domestic Workers of America “PBF offers so much support in terms of professional development, community and financial support to law students dedicated to workers’ rights.” - Anika Holland, PBF’18. “The labor movement which is still vibrant as the voice of workers is very much under siege. We need lawyers representing unions to be there and to be strong. That’s where the Peggy Browning Fund comes in.” - Stephen P. Berzon, Altshuler Berzon LLP. Alumna speaker Anika Holland, PBF’18 2020 San Francisco Awardees and Introducers – Joseph Bryant, SEIU Local 1021; Awardee Roxanne Sanchez, SEIU Senior Advisor; Awardee Jason Rabinowitz, Teamsters Local 2010; Hon. Marsha Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals; Awardee Stephen Berzon, Altschuler Berzon, LLP; PBF’s Jay Smith and Danielle Leonard; Alumna Speaker Anika Holland, Astrid Zuniga, UDW and Willie Pelote, former AFSCME Political Legislator