Change to Win

Washington, DC

This is the 2021 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

Change to Win is a dynamic coalition of North America's  most progressive labor unions: the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Service Employees International union (SEIU), the Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the United Farm Workers (UFW), collectively representing over 4 million working people in the United States and Canada across a wide range of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, public service, banking and transportation.

CtW is a leading force for social, racial and economic justice in our country today. Our ongoing campaiagns to confront corporate power include Justice for Port Truck Drivers, demanding fairness in the port trucking industry; the Fight for $15, winning raises for fast food and other low-wage workers across the country; and Investigate Amazon, the first coalition of labor groups calling for scrutiny of anticompetitive practices in ecommerce, logistics, and related industries.

The Peggy Browning Fellows will conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda, work with attorneys on any litigation or administrativce proceedings, and attend hearings and conferences with attorneys on CtW's active campaigns. Fellows will be supervised by the legal director and assistant general counsel, who will assign them work from the legal, strategic research, and investment group departments as appropriate. Experience in organizing, corporate or strategic research, or journalism are highly desirable but not required.

If CtW's offices are open during the summer of 2021, Peggy Browing Fellows will be expected to work in the office. If staff are required to work remotely due to the pandemic, the fellows will work remotely as well.

We are planning a series of lunches for the fellows with attorneys and other leaders in the organization. We would welcome the fellows participating in other out-of-office or remote opportunities and will make an effort to connect them with other labor movement networking opportunities.

The total ten-week stipend for this fellowship will be $7,700 (equivalent of $22/hour for ten weeks). Students in this fellowship will typically work 35 hours per week.

Address cover letter to:

Marka Peterson
Legal Director and Associate General Counsel
Change to Win
1900 L Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036