Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse. Employees of RAINN overcame a management anti-union campaign in 2014 and voted 32-6 in favor of representation by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.

Almost all of the 45 Guild-covered workers are part-timers who directly counsel sex abuse victims contacting RAINN online through the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

Local Updates, Bargaining and Organizing!

With a contract set to expire June 10, the Washington Post Guild unit has established a bargaining committee: Freddy Kunkle (Newsroom chair), David DeJesus (Commercial chair), Pat Jacob, Sarah Mark, Stephen Richardson, Tim Smith, and Tom Jackman (alternate). The current Guild contract at the Post covers more than 850 workers. Rick Ehrmann has been the […]

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Ratified! We Have a Contract!

In voting completed last week, Guild members unanimously approved a first contract with RAINN that provides guaranteed pay raises, paid vacation, paid sick leave, overnight shift differential, and protection against unjust discipline. All non-probationary employees will get a three percent pay raise effective June 5 (date of ratifica- tion) and another three percent increase next […]

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Progress, but One Major Issue Remains: Fairness

Guild negotiators are continuing to work toward a first collective bargaining agreement with RAINN management that recognizes our dedication — and no longer treats us like second-class citizens. The last real issue is fairness. We don’t think it’s fair that we get less vacation than every other employee of RAINN. Every em- ployee of RAINN […]

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RAINN Workers Vote for Representation by WBNG

Workers at a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse have acted in overwhelming numbers to help themselves by voting for union representation through the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. By a 32-6 count, the employees of the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) overcame a management campaign against the Guild. Another 17 positions are […]

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Unit Facts - At a Glance

Unit Leadership Chair: Kari McDonnell

Unit Address
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4018
Local Staff Representative Paul Reilly Contracts & Documents Contract June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2017