Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a radical shift in the expectations held by workers regarding the offerings from their employers. Where employees were once resigned to following orders blindly and accepting that what the employer wants is set in stone, there is now a sense that workers can enact change to create a workplace that serves the needs of both the employee and the employer. This shift has not always ended amenably, however – look no further than the current situation at Twitter.
Despite the growing empowerment of the working class, there is still a dire need for others who can stand up for them when an employer refuses to consider change.
If you’re a 1L or 2L and are interested in being an advocate for workers’ rights and workplace justice, we strongly encourage you to apply for the 2023 Peggy Browning Fund Summer Fellowship Program. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of workers’ rights under the mentorship of practicing labor law attorneys.
Applications are due no later than Friday, January 13, 2023 and offers will start to be made on a rolling basis on Saturday, December 10, so be sure to get your application submitted ASAP! You can read more about the specific fellowship opportunities and application requirements on PBF’s website.