In the wake of lawsuits and threats of lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Fortune 100 companies, and law firms over their diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, NELA reiterates its commitment to those essential values. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of NELA’s core values and essential to the achievement of our mission. When applied in unison, diversity, equity, and inclusion create meaningful representation and involvement of persons with varied backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities in every aspect of NELA’s work, each with the opportunity to make robust contributions to the organization without discriminatory barriers. NELA champions the culture of participation and equal opportunity that is woven into the fabric of our mission and vision for workers and workplaces nationwide.
NELA encourages its members to continue to do the hard work of advancing workers’ rights and fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces, including their own. NELA is working with a consultant to help make its own policies and practices more inclusive and equitable and is in the process of revamping its election process and the application to run for the board of directors. Maintaining its organizational commitment to DEI, NELA will continue this work to ensure best practices and to continually … Read More