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American Rights at Work
Company typeConglomerate

American Rights at Work (ARAW) was a U.S. self-described nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for workers and their right to form unions without interference.

ARAW received funding from unions affiliated with both the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win coalition, but its board of directors and day-to-day activities are not controlled by either labor group.[citation needed]

American Rights at Work merged with Jobs With Justice in 2012.[1]


The chair of the organization's board, David Bonior, took a leave of absence in December 2006 to chair the presidential election campaign of former U.S. Senator John Edwards.[2] Other board members include Julian Bond and Bradley Whitford.

The executive director of ARAW is Kimberly Freeman Brown.[3] The founding executive director was Mary Beth Maxwell.

See also


  1. ^ admin (2013-12-07). "Our History". Jobs With Justice. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  2. ^ Pickler, "Edwards Taps Bonior to Lead Future Presidential Campaign," Associated Press, December 5, 2006.
  3. ^ "Lobbying World," 'The Hill,' November 10, 2009.