Communications Workers of America

Washington, DC

This is the description for the 2019 fellowship for this mentor organization. This fellowship has been awarded to: Patrick Foote from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Carley Russell from New York University School of Law, and Alexa Zogoloulos from George Washington Universtity Law School.

CWA represents approximately 700,000 members in the telecommunications, media, manufacturing, airlines, law enforcement and health care industries. The CWA Legal Department provides a variety of legal services to the union. Such services include assistance with the grievance and arbitration process, representation in administrative and court proceedings, and general advice regarding internal union matters.

CWA law clerks typically research the following subjects: NLRA, ADA, FMLA, WARN Act, Title VII and related civil rights statutes, RLA, OSHA, ERISA and FLSA, bankruptcy, contract enforcement and state laws affecting the rights of workers.

The successful applicant for this summer fellowship position should possess a demonstrated interest in the labor and employment field, with a particular emphasis on representing working people and labor unions. Strong research and writing skills are also expected.

This is a summer position lasting 10 weeks and paying $24 per hour (35 to 40 hours per week). Second year law students are strongly preferred, although first year students may be considered if they have prior labor union or comparable worker advocacy experience.

Address cover letter to:

Alex Roe
Communications Workers of America
Legal Department
501 Third Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20001-2797