CEO and President Jamie Rappaport Clark has long perpetuated a culture of fear among staff at Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders staff unionized in September 2021 and have since been trying to negotiate a first contract. Instead of bargaining in good faith, Clark and her leadership team have committed multiple violations of labor law. The National Labor Relations Board General Counsel determined Defenders of Wildlife guilty of 4 unfair labor practice charges, including illegally firing a union organizer. This is not how a progressive, environmental non-profit should act. Sign our petition to demand that Jamie Rappaport Clark negotiate a fair contract with our union or resign as CEO of Defenders of Wildlife.
OPEIU Local 2 is a labor union supporting over 8,000 professional workers in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We represent staff members across a number of sectors, including healthcare, non-profit, and more.
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