Staff of Political Research Associates win voluntary union recognition

Feb. 11, 2020 – The staff of Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank based in Somerville, Mass., won voluntary union recognition on Feb. 7.

After a majority of employees signed union authorization cards, Executive Director Tarso Luís Ramos quickly agreed to recognize the staff as a unit of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, Local 32035, of The NewsGuild-CWA.

“PRA respects the right of all workers to self-organization and looks forward to a collaborative relationship with the bargaining unit,” Ramos said.

As the organization approaches its 40th anniversary, members of PRA Union are committed to supporting its mission – producing  analysis and thought leadership that targets antisemitism, misogyny, white nationalism and other threats to democracy.

“We look forward to partnering with PRA management to create an engaged vision and to negotiating a fair collective bargaining agreement,” staff members said in a statement.