During the November 2014 Section Annual Conference, the Section awarded its Frances Perkins Award to UNI Global Union (“UNI”). The Frances Perkins Award is awarded each year to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant commitment to providing pro bono legal services to persons of limited means. The Section recognized UNI for its efforts in creating the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety (“Bangladesh Accord”) in response to the Rana Plaza factory disaster, which was the deadliest garment-factory accident in history.
Ashley N. Kirkwood is a 2L Law Student at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. While her focus is on the Employer / Management side, Ashley has worked for both management and plaintiff’s side Labor & Employment Law firms while in law school. She currently writes for a law journal at Northwestern University and will work as a Summer Associate with Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. She originally joined the Section in 2014... [ more ]
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