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  • Alumni Association Launches Second Chapter in Chicago!

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

    Alumni Association Launches Second Chapter in Chicago!

    Alumni from the Chicago-area met in April to establish the Chicago Chapter of the PBF Alumni Association. This is the second PBF Alumni Chapter established to date. The first was started in New York City earlier this year.

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  • Alumni Association Launches First Chapter!

    Thursday, March 17th, 2016

    Alumni Association Launches First Chapter!

    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 of working people.

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  • PBF Alum Organizes NYU Law Symposia

    Friday, February 26th, 2016

    Peggy Browning 2014 Summer Fellow Leo Gertner, a 3L at New York University School of Law, has organized a symposia at his school.entitled, "Can Alternative Labor Organizing Revive the Labor Movement?" scheduled for Thursday, March 24 through Friday, March 25 on campus. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC you can register at socialchangenyu.com/symposia.

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  • Remembering Jordan Rossen

    Friday, November 20th, 2015

    Jordan Rossen was a member of the Peggy Browning Fund's Advisory Board and was very helpful in the development of this organization. (Read further for the full tribute.) We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Elizabeth Bunn, his children, extended family and friends. We are most grateful that his family has named the Peggy Browning Fund as the recipient of memorial donations in his honor.

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  • Summer Fellowship Program Is Largest in Our History!

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

    PBF's 2015 Summer Fellowship Program is in full swing with our largest number of fellowships to date! With 78 Summer Fellows and two school-year fellows, our program demonstrates that law students continue to be interested in working for workers' rights and social and economic justice.

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  • 2014 National Conference Well-Received!

    Friday, October 31st, 2014

    The 16th annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference, held on October 17th & 18th at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD, was well-received by students and facilitators alike. 159 students from 93 law schools, including this year’s Peggy Browning Fellows, traveled from around the country to attend.

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  • United Steelworkers and Peggy Browning Fund - A Close Relationship

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

    United Steelworkers (USW) and the Peggy Browning Fund have had a close relationship since the early years of PBF’s existence with USW supporting PBF’s mission to educate and inspire the next generation of advocates for workplace justice. The dedication and excellence of USW’s Legal Department is well-known throughout the Labor Movement. Under the auspices of General Counsels Carl Frankel, Jim English, Paul Whitehead, and now Rich Brean, USW has been a mentor organization in our Summer Fellowship Program since 1999, providing 29 law students with a 10-week opportunity to learn that a career in labor law is a noble calling and a viable occupation.

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  • 2014 Summer Fellowship Experiences

    Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

    2014 Summer Fellowship Experiences

    This year's Peggy Browning Fellows are sharing stories and photos of their Summer Fellowship experiences. Read on to learn more about them.

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  • Summer Fellows Assist in Worker Protests and Walking Picket Lines

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

    Summer Fellows Assist in Worker Protests and Walking Picket ...

    Peggy Browning Fellows in Dallas, Philadelphia and Chicago joined the ranks of protestors this summer by gathering at headquarters and joining picket lines in protest.

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  • PBF Summer Fellow at NELP - the National Employment Law Project

    Monday, August 18th, 2014

    Peggy Browning's Summer Fellow Rebecca Cassler had a varied fellowship experiece at NELP in Seattle, WA.

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