PBF's Response to the Coronavirus

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Before stay-at-home orders were issued across the nation, the Peggy Browning Fund awarded summer fellowships to 90 talented law students – our largest number to date.

Over the last two months, we’ve worked with our mentors at the unions, law firms, worker centers and non-profit organizations where these fellows were placed, to ensure our students will receive meaningful learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to the mentors’ work.

We are happy to report that all 90 students awarded a Peggy Browning Fellowship will be able to work this summer advocating for workers’ rights. Almost all will be able to work remotely in their original placements, as our mentors have found ways to continue their commitment to our program. We are making alternate arrangements for the remaining few.

Our other major programs are also changing - our annual National Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference and our Advocating for Workplace Justice regional workshops – into virtual events.  Our programs will continue to provide students with timely information as they try to pursue careers in the labor movement.  We will keep you posted of additional changes and new exciting ways to serve our fellows and mentor organizations over the next few months.

Stay well and be safe and in solidarity.

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