Work For Workplace Justice

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Three Regional Workshops were conducted this fall, following a successful pilot program last year. Each workshop was well-attended with Peggy Browning Fellowship Alumni on the panel.

Drexel University Law students attending the PBF presentation made by Mary Anne Moffa, Executive Director, and Matthew Tokarsky, PBF'13.

After a successful pilot program last year, the Peggy Browning Fund conducted three regional workshops in the fall of 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI; Austin, TX; and Boston, MA.  The purpose of these workshops is to introduce law students to the PBF and to offer tips on identifying job opportunities and pursuing careers promoting workplace justice.  Panelists for each workshop included union lawyers, labor and employment lawyers, labor law professors, worker center directors, former NLRB staff, arbitrators and PBF alumni.

An additional presentation was held on November 21 in Philadelphia at Drexel University School of Law.  Mary Anne Moffa, PBF’s Executive Director and Matt Tokarsky, 2013 PBF Fellow and third-year Drexel law student, met with 40-plus law students interested in learning more about our fellowship program. 

Following the Boston workshop on November 20, Rich Brean, General Counsel of the United Steelworkers and PBF Board Member, noted, “It was a wonderful event, wonderful panel, and we had more than 40 students from Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University and New England College of Law.” Rich was not only a panelist for this workshop, but, as Chairman of the Regional Workshop Committee, developed last year’s pilot program and has spearheaded PBF’s efforts to build on the pilot’s success in other cities around the country. 

The Regional Workshop Committee is planning 10 workshops for 2014 in cities across the U.S. 


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