Rank-and-file activists or recent graduates who would like to try out a full-time job with a union or economic justice organization will want to consider applying for the WILL Empower Apprenticeship. The deadline is June 15. WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) is a new program designed to recruit, identify, and nurture a new generation of women labor leaders, reports co-director Lane Windham. “Apprentices may work in a variety of capacities, including organizing, research, communications, politics, mobilization and policy,” she says. They will be part of a formal mentorship program, and will receive an initial cohort-based training. Apprentices earn an average of $15 an hour, or the salaried equivalent. The program is a full-time job training experience. The first group will begin in the Fall of 2018. In addition, organizations that might like to explore serving as an Apprenticeship host site can contact [email protected] WILL Empower is a joint project of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University and the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization at Rutgers University SMLR.
photo of Will Empower co-directors Lane Windham and Sheri Davis-Faulkner (source)