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  • In Memorium - Richard L. Trumka

    Monday, August 9th, 2021

    In Memorium - Richard L. Trumka

    A champion is gone. The day of his death was sad and dark. The passing of President Trumka is a loss for the entire labor movement and for workers and their families throughout this country. It was also a very personal loss for all of us here at the Peggy Browning Fund and for so many workers’ rights activists whom he supported throughout his career.

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  • PBF Remembers Duane Beeson

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

    Peggy Browning Fund is saddened to share the news of the passing of our good friend Duane Beeson on Saturday, July 3 at the age of 98. Most recently Of Counsel with the firm, Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, in Oakland and Sacramento, CA, Duane was a longtime supporter and former awardee of PBF’s inaugural awards reception in San Francisco in 2012.

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  • Advocating for Workplace Justice - Virtually

    Thursday, November 19th, 2020

    During the pandemic, PBF transitioned our Regional Workshop Programs to a virtual platform which provided us with an opportunity to offer these programs to a wider variety of panelists and student attendees than normal when the program is in-person. We worked closely with our law school contacts, student labor groups, and panelists to bring our program to law students via Zoom Meeting, where they could participate from the comfort of their living room or home office.

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  • 2020 National Conference Was Virtual

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed earlier this year, it quickly became apparent that we would have to reconstruct all of our programs to accommodate the new reality. As our Peggy Browning Fellows and mentors began preparing for the challenges of working remotely, we also started planning to shift from in-person events to virtual ones for our Fellows’ Wrap-Up Workshop and our 22nd annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference.

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  • George Nicolau 1925-2020

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

    We are very sad to share that our good friend, George Nicolau, passed away on January 2, 2020. George received the Peggy Browning Award at our New York Awards Reception in New York City in 2011.

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  • Bernard N. Katz, Prominent Philadelphia Labor Attorney Dies at 91

    Friday, October 11th, 2019

    Bernard N. Katz, 91, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who spent decades championing labor unions, died at his home in Abington, PA of natural causes in his sleep. He represented many unions in the city in the 1970s, defending workers in in the manufacturing, industrial, and trade industries. Mr. Katz was a loyal donor to the Peggy Browning Fund supporting our mission and programs. We mourn his passing.

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  • PBF Mourns the Loss of NY Labor Leader - A Champion for Labor and Social Justice

    Friday, July 12th, 2019

    PBF Mourns the Loss of NY Labor Leader - A Champion for Labo...

    The Peggy Browning Fund is saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Héctor J. Figueroa. He was President of SEIU 32BJ in New York City until last night and a true champion for workers' rights and social justice.

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  • PBF Alumni Host 2018 Summer Fellows

    Monday, August 6th, 2018

    PBF Alumni host 2018 Summer Fellows at baseball games, meet-ups and orientations.

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  • Remembering Barbara Hillman

    Friday, June 15th, 2018

    The Chicago Labor Community has lost a prominent labor attorney in the passing of Barbara Hillman. She dedicated her life to social and economic justice.

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  • Alabama Fellowship Activates Student

    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

    Alabama Fellowship Activates Student

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  • In Memorium - Richard L. Trumka

    August 09, 2021
    A champion is gone. The day of his death was sad and dark. The passing of President Trumka is a loss for the entire labor movement and for workers and their families throughout this country. It was also a very personal loss for all of us here at the Peggy Browning Fund and for so many workers’...
    Read More »
  • PBF Remembers Duane Beeson

    July 07, 2021
    Peggy Browning Fund is saddened to share the news of the passing of our good friend Duane Beeson on Saturday, July 3 at the age of 98. Most recently Of Counsel with the firm, Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, in Oakland and Sacramento, CA, Duane was a longtime supporter and former awardee of PBF’s...
    Read More »
  • Advocating for Workplace Justice - Virtually

    November 19, 2020
    During the pandemic, PBF transitioned our Regional Workshop Programs to a virtual platform which provided us with an opportunity to offer these programs to a wider variety of panelists and student attendees than normal when the program is in-person. We worked closely with our law school contacts,...
    Read More »

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