Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

Las Vegas, NV

This is the 2023 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship position has been filled.

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

We are seeking a fellow with a dual interest in direct service and policy intervention. In collaboration with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, we seek applicants for a Peggy Browning fellowship to accompany the DALE campaign (Deferred Action for Labor Enforcement/Desde Agajo Labor Enforcement), advocating for deferred action for immigrant workers 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, health and safety, and sexual harassment at work.

Expected activities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting workers to file pro-se complaints regarding wage and hour violations, health and safety issues, and workplace harassment or 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 trainings;
  • Weekly and monthly membership meetings in relation to DALE campaign efforts and workers’ rights advocacy;
  • Some immigration law related practice 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, at times taking on additional responsibilities in reflection of immediate needs and campaign interventions. We expect the fellow to learn from organizing staff and from our members about developing successful collaborations between community organizing and legal strategies.

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