Persad Center Staff Take First Steps to Unionize

For more info, visit this FB page.

We are the Persad Staff Union. As therapists, case managers, program coordinators, administrative workers, and allied staff, we are forming our union to better advocate for ourselves, our community, and our clients. We are working together to promote the economic, emotional, physical and mental wellness of our staff so that we can do our jobs as best as we can. We need increased stability and transparency to prioritize our clients’ needs and foster workplace democracy. We stand together for clearer policies, a commitment to hiring a more diverse staff, a greater voice at work, and true inclusion, equity, and respect for everyone at Persad. We are strongly committed to social justice and advocating for the inclusion and representation of marginalized communities. We care deeply about our work and our organization, and we believe that Persad will benefit from greater input from staff. We look forward to working with our board and management team to make our agency stronger and uphold Persad’s mission to improve the “well-being of the LGBTQ communities and HIV/AIDS communities.”

Yesterday evening, we filed our authorization cards with the National Labor Relations Board. With the overwhelming support of our colleagues, we are excited to take the first step towards forming a union and we are ready to vote yes for our union!