• 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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  • 2012 Philadelphia Reception Delivered!

    Monday, April 16th, 2012

    On March 7th, union leaders and members, union-side attorneys and their firms, members of the Philadelphia labor community and friends and associates came together to recognize social justice champions Henry Nicholas, President, 1199C National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees and Ed Mooney, International Vice President of CWA District 2-13.

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  • Conference Materials 2012

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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  • First Pittsburgh Workshop Well Attended

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

    Over 40 Pittsburgh area law students braved the elements to attend the first Peggy Browning Fund Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh Law School on February 11. Their goal - to learn from the esteemed panel what it's like to practice law on behalf of workers and their unions or at a neutral government agency regulating the workplace.

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

    October 11, 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....
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