Southern Poverty Law Center laid off a majority of its unionized staff

The decision has ignited frustration from workers calling the organization out on what they say is hypocrisy and abandonment of its core mission.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the few nonprofit organizations providing pro bono legal counsel to immigrants across the southern U.S., laid off 78 workers on June 12, gutting a quarter of its workforce and dismantling programs that work directly with incarcerated immigrants. The decision has ignited frustration from workers who are accusing the organization of hypocrisy and abandoning its core mission. Among those dismissed were 61 union members and more than 20 supervisors, many of whom are people of color actively working in the Deep South—a region historically fraught with racial tensions and inequalities.
2024-06-26T12:58:30+00:00June 26th, 2024|

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