RIP Rachel Burd – Union Leader, Social Justice Warrior

Rachel Burd, 1957-2019 photo Jeffrey Gold

As former officers we want to join with our NWU sisters and brothers to express condolences on the passing of Rachel Burd. We all worked with with Rachel on the NWU executive board in years past and her death has shocked us. Rachel’s commitment to the union, and to the labor movement in general and progressive politics, was unstinting, and of the highest quality and energy. She doggedly followed her goals in the pursuit of social justice. She invested countless hours, volunteer time, to make the lives of all NWU members better. And she was a truly decent person whom we won’t forget.

Jonathan Tasini, past President

Alec Dubro, past President

Kim Fellner, past Executive Director