Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

Las Vegas, NV

This is the 2024 fellowship description for this mentor organization. 

Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center facilitates efforts for immigrants and low-income workers to raise their voices and fight for equality, economic justice, and social and political inclusion. Our mission is to inform, empower, and organize Nevada's day laborers, domestic workers, and low-wage immigrant workers.

We seek a fellow with a dual interest in direct service and policy intervention. We seek applicants for a Peggy Browning fellowship to accompany the DALE campaign (Deferred Action for Labor Enforcement), advocating for deferred action for immigrant workers and whistleblowers. Historically, immigrant workers who report labor abuses have been subjected to threats and retaliation by employers and ICE. Under the Biden administration, Arriba Las Vegas has led national efforts to advocate for work authorization and protection against deportation for immigrant workers who report wage and hour violations, occupational safety health and safety violations, and workplace discrimination.

Expected activities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting workers in filing pro se complaints and drafting and filing third-party complaints regarding wage and hour violations, health and safety issues, and workplace discrimination complaints, including preparing and reviewing evidence, affidavits, and complaints.
  • Assisting with legal and/or policy research at the overlap between immigration and labor law (national, state, level).
  • Participation in local and national strategy meetings.
  • Co-facilitation of regular member orientations and know your rights training.
  • Weekly and monthly membership meetings in relation to DALE campaign efforts and workers’ rights advocacy.
  • Some immigration law-related practices under the supervision of immigration attorneys at the intersection of labor and immigration law.
  • Accompanying organizing staff in worksite organizing and worker outreach.

At Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center, we work as a coordinated team and expect team members to support each other in their work areas, sometimes taking on additional responsibilities reflecting immediate needs and campaign interventions. We expect the fellow to learn about developing successful collaborations between community organizing and legal strategies from the organizing staff and our members.

As our members are primarily Spanish-speaking, we have a very strong preference for Spanish-bilingual candidates.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $7,000.

Address cover letter to:

Bliss Requa-Trautz
Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center
3020 E Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101