Communications Workers of America

Washington, DC

This is the 2024 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This position has been filled.

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is an international labor union representing workers in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, airline, news media, manufacturing, and public service. CWA is an outspoken advocate for all workers, defending their right to control their workplace and their lives. CWA's Legal Department is in the union's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Legal Department is seeking fellows with strong research and writing skills and a passion for defending workers' rights.

A PBF Fellow at the CWA Legal Department in Washington, D.C. will typically work 40 hours per week. The work primarily involves labor and employment law questions but can involve other topics that may arise from time to time in a large nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to work with any of the five attorneys in the D.C. office on items such as arbitration preparation, writing briefs during litigation, and drafting memos on discrete questions of law. Past fellows have expressed appreciation for the warm, collegial atmosphere in the department.

The pay is currently $26 per hour. CWA prefers to hire fellows who have taken labor law classes or have experience working with labor unions. Second year law students are strongly preferred. Demonstrated interest and commitment to the labor movement is an important qualification. Please include a writing sample upon submission of the application.

At CWA, we believe that organizing for bargaining power strengthens our communities by providing workers with the tools to remove systemic barriers that affect the fair and just treatment of working people. CWA works to create a society where members of all races, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, disabilities, ages, and nationalities feel welcomed, respected, and heard, and it is for this reason that we seek applications from a diverse pool of candidates, especially from members of historically marginalized communities.

Address cover letter to:

Bersaida Ordonez
Communications Workers of America
Legal Department
501 Third Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001-2797