Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center

Las Vegas, NV

This is the 2021 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

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 a new adminsitration we aim 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.

Please note that fellows are asked to be flexible in their approach, as we adapt organizationally on a local and national level to account for health and safety considerations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as shifting political realities under a biden administration. 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 in reflection of workers needs and campaign needs;
  • 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;
  • Accompany organizing staff in related campaign work.

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 fro organizing staf and from our members about devceloping successful collaborations between community organizing and legal strategies.

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

A note on health and safety: We have a strong preference for a candidate to work in person, as part of our model is to create a bridge for workers who face technology and language barriers to be successful in bringing their labor related claims, and accessing necessary and sometimes life saving resources. We continue to operate with in-person services with strict health and safety protocols, including regular COVID testing for staff and volunteers, reduced capacty per CDC and Nevada state guidelines, mandatory masks, temperature checks, open air meetings outside of the office, and additional measures to reduce risk. While some activities can be performed from home, we seek a fellow who is conscious, willing and able to work in person for member facing activities.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $6,000.

Address cover letter to:

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

www.arribalasvegas.org