Fair Work Center

Seattle, WA

This is the 2020 fellowship description for this mentor organization.

The Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their workplace rights, improve working conditions, and connect with community resources.  The Fair Work Center Legal Clic advises and represents workers in accessing their rights under Seattle's labor ordinances as well as under state and federal law. We provide free individualized consultations, community education, pro se assistance to workers navigating administrative enforcement processes, and maintain an active litigation docket in state and federal court.  In 2018 we met more than 500 community members and recovered $1 million for Washington workers.  The Fair Work Center works in partnership with our sister organizaation, Working Washington.  Working Washington organizes workers to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

The Fair Work Center works in partnership with our sister organization, Working Washington.  Working Washington organizes workers to raise wages, improve labor standards, and change the conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

At the Fair Work Center Legal Clinic, the Peggy Browning Fellow will be integrated in every aspect of our work which includes:

1) Worker Intake and Counseling - After training and under the supervision of the Legal Director, the Fellow will meet with workers to provide legal information, self-help assistance, referral, or evaluation of the case for representation by the Clinic;

2) Individual Case Handling - The Fellow will be assigned to work on individual cases which the Clinic has agreed to take on for representation.  These cases could involve demand letters and negotiation, administrative advocacy or litigation;

3) Policy Research - The Fair Work center is involved in the policy discussions around strategic enforcement of miimum workplace standards at the national, state and local levels. The Fellow would be welcome to attend any conferences, workshops or stakeholder discussions in which the FWC participates.

4) Development of Community Education Resources - The Fellow may also be involved in developing new resources that assist pro se claimants in navigating enforcement processes, including state agencies and small claims court.

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

Address cover letter to:

Danielle Alvarado, Legal Director
Fair Work Center
116 Warren Avenue N   Suite A
Seattle, WA 98109

www.fairworkcenter.org