Advancing Justice – Chicago and Asian Law Caucus Staff’s Statement of Support

To whom it may concern:  We, the undersigned staff of Advancing Justice – Chicago and Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, express full and unwavering solidarity with the union staff at Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.  In recent days, interim leadership and the board of directors at Advancing Justice-LA authorized massive layoffs. This announcement includesContinue reading “Advancing Justice – Chicago and Asian Law Caucus Staff’s Statement of Support”

Advancing Justice-LA: Not a Progressive Employer

We believe that Management and the Board of Directors are violating the law by conducting layoffs before a collective bargaining agreement has been finalized. At the staff meeting yesterday, Management indicated that its position is that it has no obligation to bargain with the union over layoff decisions, including the identities of affected staff. ThisContinue reading “Advancing Justice-LA: Not a Progressive Employer”

A Message from the Board of Directors, Annotated by the Union

You can view our annotations on the latest message from the Board of Directors here: https://genius.it/17810917/advancingjustice-la.org/blog/message-board-directors. Text is also below, with annotations (bolded/italicized). (Note that nothing in the Board of Directors’ post refutes anything in our timeline post.) The Board of Directors would like to address recent statements that we along with current management opposeContinue reading “A Message from the Board of Directors, Annotated by the Union”

Working Conditions the Board Would Never Accept for Itself

It’s heartbreaking to witness the actions that the Interim Management and the Board of Directors have taken in the last couple of months.  While we still don’t know how each Board member voted (despite repeated calls for transparency), we don’t believe the actions can we justified. To the contrary, everything the Interim Management and a majorityContinue reading “Working Conditions the Board Would Never Accept for Itself”

Re: A message from the Advancing Justice-LA Board

To the Board of Directors and Interim Management: We are disappointed that the Board and Interim Management failed to fully respond to our letter, dated August 5, 2019. The Board’s response, dated August 9, 2019, merely confirms that the speculation about layoffs and restructuring is true. It is important to note that, in making theseContinue reading “Re: A message from the Advancing Justice-LA Board”

Formerly APALC, Now Advancing Injustice-LA

(Please share this post widely, follow us at http://www.twitter.com/AdvInjusticeLA, and sign our community petition at http://bit.ly/saveadvancingjustice.) Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, or Advancing Justice-LA, is an organization at a troubled crossroads. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA is the country’s largest civil rights and legal services organizationContinue reading “Formerly APALC, Now Advancing Injustice-LA”

Open Letter to the Board of Directors and Interim Management

To the Board of Directors and Interim Management: We write with grave concern to you about news that we learned last week. We understand that, on July 25, 2019, the Board considered and passed a motion that would result in layoffs and restructuring, should the organization fail to meet certain fundraising goals by a designatedContinue reading “Open Letter to the Board of Directors and Interim Management”

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