Recently, Pond Lehocky’s Resident Nurse and Client Advocate, Maribeth Altiere, introduced the honoree of the 21st Annual Peggy Browning Fund Awards Dinner, honoring distinguished social justice activists who are champions of the labor movement. Established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent labor attorney, the Peggy Browning Fund has the mission of educating and inspiring the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice. The firm has been a proud sponsor and member of the non-profit organization for four years.
The annual awards reception recognizes leaders in the region for their achievements on behalf of workers. Ms. Altiere had the honor of introducing Michael Barnes, International 1st VP IATSE and Business Manager for Local 8, followed by honorees Esteban Vera, Jr., Business Manager for Laborers’ Local 57, and Mariann E. Schick, Esq., Arbitrator and Mediator.
Ms. Altiere grew up around a union family and understands the importance of educating and protecting workers. Her father, uncles, and older sister are in Teamsters Local 107, her husband is a leader of District Council 21, and Maribeth herself was a member of PASNAP, or Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals.
“This event was not only enjoyable, but important in continuing the fundraising efforts of educating law students on the needs and rights of women and men of labor,” Maribeth said. “It was my honor to be invited to be the introductory speaker.”
The firm strongly supports the mission of the Peggy Browning Fund and is an annual Patron Donor in the Leadership Circle. Managing Partner Sam Pond has served on the Philadelphia Awards Dinner Host Committee since he joined four years ago, and presented to honorees at the 2014 event.
To learn more about the Peggy Browning Fund, click here.