The Leadership of The Partnership and the Affiliates


Rey Fuentes

Skadden Fellow
Oakland, California

Rey Fuentes is a Skadden Fellow at the Partnership for Working Families. His work focuses on organizing and advocating for Bay Area warehouse and logistics workers who have been misclassified as independent contractors. Rey has been active in local workers’ rights advocacy, having served as the editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law and a student director of the East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic. Before law school, Rey was also a researcher at the San Francisco-based non-profit, Next Generation, where he helped contribute to the passage of AB 1522 (California’s first paid sick leave law) and expand access to California’s Paid Family Leave program. While originally hailing from Wyoming, Rey has caught the California fever, hoping to stay for good with his wife and young daughter.