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  • New York Awards Reception Most Successful To Date!

    Monday, April 22nd, 2013

    The 2013 New York Awards Reception raised more funds in support of Peggy Browning Fellowships than any event in our history!

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  • Philadelphia Awards Reception Recognizes 2 Union Leaders

    Monday, April 22nd, 2013

    The 2013 Philadelphia Peggy Browning Awards Reception recognized two Pennsylvania labor leaders - Rick Bloomingdale, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and Sam Staten, Jr., Business Manager, LIUNA Local 332.

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  • Peggy Browning Fund Loses Board Member, Mentor & Friend

    Thursday, January 17th, 2013

    We are very sad to report the loss of Norm Gleichman, Deputy General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and PBF Advisory Board member. Norm was very active as a mentor to Peggy Browning Fellows and other SEIU summer interns, as a member of the National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference Planning Committee and a member of our Washington, DC Host Committee. His loss will be felt for some time to come.

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  • Peggy Browning Fund Mourns PA Labor Leader and Friend

    Friday, January 4th, 2013

    The Peggy Browning Fund is sad to report the passing of longtime friend and Pennsylvania Labor Leader Wendell W. Young III. Mr. Young, president emeritus of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, passed away on January 1 at the age of 74 from liver cancer. His achievements on behalf of working men and women across Pennsylvania were recognized at our 2004 Philadelphia Dinner Dance.

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  • Harold A. Katz, Longtime Chicago Labor and Safety Pioneer, Dies at Age 91

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

    Longtime Chicago Labor and Safety Pioneer, Harold A.Katz has passed away at the age of 91. Mr. Katz was one of three honorees to receive the Peggy Browning Award at our first awards reception in Chicago in 2003. Recognized with him were his former partner, Irv Friedman, and PBF Advisory Board member and Chicago Host Committee Co-Chair, Marv Gittler.

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  • Philadelphia Alumni Organizing Discussions

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

    Two Peggy Browning 2012 Fellows have organized panel discussions at their schools for students interested in a career in labor law. Vanessa Stine, at Villanova Law, and Martin Klein at Temple Beasley School of Law, will facilitate these at their respective schools on the dates listed in the banner section of this Home page.

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  • 2012 National Law Students Workers' Rights Conference - Included Students From 82 Law Schools!

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

    This year's annual conference attracted students from 82 law schools around the country - each looking for a community of like-minded peers and to build on their knowledge of labor and public interest law.

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  • San Francisco Inaugural Awards Reception - Opens West Coast to Broaden Program

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

    The first Peggy Browning Awards Reception on the West Coast on October 3rd was well-received and very well attended. Recognizing the achievements of two stalwart leaders of the labor community, guests paid homage to Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the California Labor Federation and Duane Beeson, Esq., of Beeson, Tayer and Bodine.

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  • Washington DC Reception - A Great Opportunity for Peggy Browning Fellows

    Thursday, July 26th, 2012

    On June 26, the AFL-CIO Lobby and Gompers Room was filled with guests from the labor community coming together to recognize Edwin D.Hill, President of IBEW; Wilma B. Liebman, Esq., Past Chairman of the NLRB and Joshua M. Javits, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator for their dedication to the rights and needs of workers.

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  • New York Reception Exceeds Fundraising Goal Providing For 2012 Fellows

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

    Peggy Browning Fund's 2012 New York Reception was the largest in our history. Over 300 guests from the labor community came together to witness Denis Hughes, Past President of the New York State AFL-CIO; Vincent Pitta, Esq., Managing Partner of Pitta & Giblin, LLP and Martin Scheinman, Esq., arbitrator and mediator receive the Peggy Browning Award for their dedication to the rights and needs of workers on April 3rd at the UFT.

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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’...
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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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