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The Berger-Marks Foundation

4301 Connecticut Ave. NW,
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Washington, DC 20008

(202) 243-0133
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The Berger-Marks

The Foundation was established with a bequest from the estates of Edna Berger, the first female lead organizer for The Newspaper Guild-CWA, and her husband, the legendary Tin Pan Alley song-writer Gerald Marks.

We seek to bring the benefits of unionization to working women and to assist organizations committed to those principles. The goal is to provide financial assistance to women who are engaged in union organizing and to assist working women who want to organize other women into unions through training, research and other resources

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arrowTime to Register for UALE Summer Schools for Union Women!
arrowApril's Worker Advocates of the Month: Fuerza Laboral
arrow2014 Edna Award Finalist Dina Yarmus produced film on union women
arrowUnion Research Summer School
arrowSupreme Court decision in the Young vs. UPS case
arrowDepartment of Labor Releases Video on Equal Pay Day
arrowWhere Are They Now: 2013 Edna Award of Distinction Winner Cristina Tzintzun
arrowNew Report Aims to Help Unions Form Women's Committees
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arrowMeet the Berger-Marks Funded Program WeCount!
arrowWomen's History Month Round-Up
arrowWhere are they now...Our Berger-Marks Award-Winners Featured: Jennifer Epps-Addison
arrow2015 Dates for the UALE Summer Institutes for Union Women
arrowHappy Anniversary to the Kate Mullany Collar Laundry Union Strike
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arrowEvaluating UALE's Summer Schools for Union Women
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arrowCLUW Outstanding Achiever Award to Carolyn Jacobson 
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arrowBerger-Marks Foundation hires Executive Coordinator Katie Fox
arrowIATSE Local One's New Mentoring Program Inspired by Berger-Marks Handbook
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arrowAwards Gala Honors Young Women Activists 
arrow2014 Edna Award and Kate Mullany Awards Announced! 
arrowUnion Women and the Feminist Movement: Telling Untold Stories
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arrowPortland, Ore. Tradeswomen Take to the Stage with Berger-Marks-Supported Show
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arrow'Shopping with Love' for the women in the stores.
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Featured resources

A Guide to Organizing Women's Committees: Everything You Need to Know to Make a Difference




The Next Generation: A Handbook for Mentoring Future Union Leaders.




Released in 2014:

Women’s Committees in Worker Organizations:
Are they making a difference?



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"I'm thankful for Edna's legacy because she's been a pioneer for me and for take leadership and to organize."
– Cristina Jimenez,
2014 Edna Award winner

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