Hiring Hall

July 2017

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Job postings are listed in alphabetical order by state.

We list Fellowship and Law Clerk opportunities at the end of this publication.


CALIFORNIA

American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) seeks to hire a Western Executive to join its senior professional staff. The Western Executive, reporting to the National Executive Director, will function as lead negotiator and administrator for multiple collective bargaining agreements with opera, dance, and concert signatory companies in the Western Area. Based in or near Los Angeles, California, the Western Executive works closely with area leadership to provide direct member services including contract enforcement; policy implementation, site visits, and ensuring healthy and safe working conditions. The following experience is required for this position: Extensive labor negotiating experience; administration and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements; previously conducted grievance and arbitration proceedings preferred; ability to solve problems and take a proactive approach to member issues; and a Juris Doctor or advanced degree preferred. Compensation is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is provided. Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to gangel@musicalartists.org. For more information, visit www.musicalartists.org.

The California Faculty Association (CFA), a union of 28,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University system, is seeking a Representation Specialist to be located in Northern California. The ideal candidate will have experience as an advocate and be skilled in identifying contract violations, filing grievances, representing members in arbitrations, and writing post-hearing briefs. Experience handling unfair labor practices is also useful in this position. Excellent research and writing skills required. Juris Doctor or advanced degree a plus. CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid leave. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume (with references), and two writing samples to searchcommittee@calfac.org. The full job description can be viewed here.

Gilbert & Sackman, a progressive Los Angeles firm representing unions and employee benefits plans as well as plaintiffs in class action litigation, seeks attorneys with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience representing unions or benefit plans. Applicants should have strong writing skills. Gilbert & Sackman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail your resume, two writing samples, a transcript, and references to Josh Young, jyoung@gslaw.org.

Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking attorneys with zero (0) to seven (7) years’ experience. We represent exciting, dynamic unions in the private and public sector. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Experience representing unions in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations is especially valuable. Please send a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Beth Garfield, Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, 800 W. Sixth Street, Suite 950, Los Angeles, California 90017, or by e-mail, bgarfield@hgmglaw.com.

Employee benefits law firm in Mountain View, CA is looking for an ERISA attorney with one (1) to five (5) years of experience. J.D. from ABA accredited law school and admission to the California Bar are required. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, ability to work independently, and prior Taft-Hartley or labor law experience. Duties include employee benefits litigation, plan drafting and review, compliance, working with and advising plan professionals, and providing legal advice to Trust Fund personnel and Trustees. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail krawlawgroup@gmail.com with your cover letter and resume in the body of your email. Attachments will not be reviewed.

Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll, a San Francisco union-side labor law and employee benefits firm, seeks an attorney to work in the Firm’s employee benefits litigation practice. Most of the work will be Trust Fund litigation seeking delinquent employer contributions and related damages. Duties include employee benefits litigation, filing mechanics liens and stop notices, and filing claims and litigating in bankruptcy. A portion of the work may include working on behalf of labor unions. Applicants should have the capability of working independently, and have excellent writing skills. A minimum of one (1) year of legal experience is required. Salary and benefits are competitive and would commensurate with experience. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Dick Grosboll, Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll, 369 Pine Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94104-2237, or by e-mail, rgrosboll@neyhartlaw.com.

Reich, Adell & Cvitan represents a broad array of public and private sector unions and employee benefit trust funds. We seek an attorney for our Los Angeles, CA office who has one (1) to seven (7) years of experience, and a passion for employee benefits law. Candidates must enjoy legal research and writing. Current admission to California Bar is preferred. Please send cover letter expressing your experience in employee benefits law, resume, and two substantive writing samples to Hiring Partner, Reich, Adell & Cvitan, 3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90010, or by e-mail, employment@rac-law.com. EOE. No calls, please.

Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, a progressive labor law firm in Pasadena, is seeking an associate to begin in Fall 2017. We represent both local and international unions in the private and public sectors, as well as individuals and groups in employment, civil rights, and governmental transparency litigation. Responsibilities include representing clients in arbitration, state and federal administrative proceedings, state and federal court trial-level and appellate litigation, and providing advice and counsel to union staff. Applicants should be admitted to the California bar, have a strong academic background, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Judicial clerkship experience is a plus. Our firm is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Eli Naduris-Weissman, enw@rsglabor.com, or Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, 510 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. For more information about our firm, visit www.rsglabor.com.

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a prominent union-side labor and employee benefits law firm with offices in Alameda, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, is seeking to hire two attorneys for its Alameda, California office. One attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience is needed to join our public sector team to advocate at PERB, NLRB, and civil service board proceedings; represent unions at arbitrations and in contract negotiations; deliver client trainings; and provide general strategy and legal advice. A second attorney with three (3) to five (5) years’ experience is sought to work on traditional labor and litigation matters, including litigation in bankruptcy court, with additional duties to include advocating at NLRB and PERB proceedings, union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including drafting briefs, conducting discovery, including document collection and review, and preparing for trial. Applicants must be detail-oriented, possess exemplary research, writing, and analytical skills, and be admitted to the California bar. Judicial clerkship or prior union/community organizing experience a plus. WRR offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer that invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position(s) to Jennifer Calhoun, jcalhoun@unioncounsel.net, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

COLORADO

Rosenblatt & Gosch, PLLC, a progressive labor law firm in Denver, CO, is seeking an attorney to serve as an associate beginning Fall 2017. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions in a variety of traditional labor law contexts, including arbitration, negotiations, and litigation before the NLRB and state labor boards and in federal and state court. The firm also represents individual employees in a wide range of matters, including wage theft and employment discrimination. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and strong writing skills. Women and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, as are applicants fluent in Spanish. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Stan Gosch, stan@rosenblattgosch.com.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel is seeking applications for an Associate General Counsel to join a staff of seven lawyers who work on a broad range of legal issues in many different programmatic areas on behalf of the AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions. The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 national and international unions who together represent 12.5 million working men and women across the United States. The AFL-CIO is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and this position is based in Washington, D.C. The Office of the General Counsel engages in litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, National Labor Relations Board, and other bodies in cases of broad importance to the labor movement. We assist in the development of, advocacy for, and defense of, federal, state, and local legislative and executive branch initiatives to advance workers’ rights. We staff the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and assist with the development and implementation of LCC programs. We provide advice and assistance to all the programs of the AFL-CIO, including organizing, legislation, and campaigns. We advise the executive officers and senior staff on a wide range of policy and governance issues and we ensure the Federation’s compliance with governing laws. The particular mix of work for the new Associate General Counsel will vary depending on the successful applicant’s experience and expertise and our institutional needs. This position will be responsible, among other areas, for implementing the LCC’s Diversity Initiative, including the LCC Minority Caucus, the Minority Outreach Program for summer law clerks, and related programs. We are looking for a lawyer with up to 10 years’ experience to join our team. We are seeking a lawyer who is a team player with strong analytical, writing and communication skills and experience working in the labor movement. Click here to apply, and please be sure to include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references. The AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply.

Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, based in Washington, DC, has represented labor unions and individual workers in federal courts and other forums for over 25 years. We are seeking a motivated attorney with excellent academics and strong research and writing skills to join the firm as an associate; judicial clerkship or one (1) to three (3) years litigation experience is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to Jeffrey A. Bartos, jbartos@geclaw.com, or by mail, Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, 1900 M St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D. C. 20036.

Small, active, union-side law firm seeking an experienced labor attorney with five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Firm represents private and public sector unions, is a litigation-intensive practice, and has nationally-based clients. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to Bill Osborne, b.osborne@osbornelaw.com.

Woodley & McGillivary, a Washington, D.C. law firm representing international and local unions and workers, is seeking an attorney interested in labor/employment law and litigation, particularly involving public employees. One (1) to three (3) years of experience preferred. Applicants should have a commitment to the labor movement, a solid academic record, and excellent research and writing abilities. Please send resume and writing sample to Thomas A. Woodley, Woodley & McGillivary, 1101 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, or by e-mail, kbs@wmlaborlaw.com.

Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly is seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years’ experience for its Washington, D.C. office. Our firm has an active nationwide practice in the railroad, NLRA, and public sectors. We serve as general counsel to several national and local unions and represent our clients in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and negotiation. The individual will be engaged in all aspects of our practice and should be an exemplary writer who is comfortable appearing in every forum in which we are involved. DC bar membership is required; Maryland bar membership is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with RLA experience. We also will consider a lateral partner. Please e-mail resume and two significant writing samples with a cover letter describing your interest to rpaul@zwerdling.com and mwolly@zwerdling.com.

HAWAII

The Honolulu, Hawaii office of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a union-side labor law and employee benefits law firm with offices in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, seeks an Associate to work on traditional labor, ERISA and litigation matters. WRR is well-known for its zealous advocacy on behalf of unions, employee benefit trust funds and working people. Applicants should have three (3) to eight (8) years of experience, must be detail-oriented, organized, and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include all stages of litigation, including preparing demands, negotiation, writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection and review, preparing for trial, union representation at arbitration, and advocating at NLRB proceedings. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Admission to the Hawaii bar is preferred. Competence in U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii’s CM/ECF e-filing system and the State of Hawaii, JEFS Electronic Filing system, Taft-Hartley trust fund experience and admission to the Nevada bar are a plus. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send resume, salary history, two (2) substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Jennifer Calhoun, jcalhoun@unioncounsel.net, or Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

ILLINOIS

The Karmel Law Firm, a Chicago firm representing national and local unions and employee benefits plans throughout the Midwest, as well as plaintiffs in employment litigation, seeks an attorney with one (1) to five (5) years’ experience representing unions or benefit plans. Applicants should have strong writing skills. The Karmel Law Firm is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail your resume, two writing samples, a transcript, and references to Jon Karmel, jon@karmellawfirm.com.

KANSAS

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a 19-attorney Kansas City law firm representing multi-employer employee benefit plans and labor unions, seeks an ERISA attorney with zero (0) to ten (10) years of experience for its Kansas office. Position includes: plan drafting; compliance and administration; attendance at trustees meetings; and general advice to trustees and fund office personnel. Blake & Uhlig offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package, including a profit sharing plan, a 401(k) with matching contributions, HRA, and fully paid for medical and dental insurance. E-mail resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com.

MICHIGAN

Busy Detroit-area labor and employment law firm representing unions, employee benefit funds, and individuals and classes of workers, has an opening for an attorney with two (2) to five (5) years of experience. Motivated candidates should have strong writing skills and a commitment to representing unions and working people. ERISA knowledge/experience is a plus. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and writing sample to McKnight, Canzano, Smith, Radtke & Brault, P.C., Attn: Hiring Partner, 423 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (telephone: (248) 354-9650), or by e-mail, hiring@michworkerlaw.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.

White Schneider PC, located in Lansing’s Old Town, is a progressive law firm representing public and private sector unions and individuals. It seeks to hire an associate attorney with experience in labor relations, employment law, and related litigation. Experience in representing clients in licensing, retirement, estate planning, or criminal law is a plus. Send cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Shirlee Bobryk, sbobryk@whiteschneider.com.

NEW YORK

Cary Kane LLP has an opening in the Fall for a Labor & Employment Associate in its New York City office. The ideal candidate has at least five (5) or six (6) years of experience with a strong background in traditional labor law matters (arbitration, NLRB, and collective bargaining) and some litigation experience. Candidate should have a strong academic record, excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to work independently and efficiently. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Please submit resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to lcary@carykane.com. EOE.

Downtown New York City firm, representing both public and private sector unions, seeks attorney with three (3) to five (5) years of experience in landlord/tenant matter. Civil litigation and bankruptcy experience a plus. Direct client contact. Please send resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to downtownlawfirm1@yahoo.com.

The New York State Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, a union representing 54,000 professional NYS employees, is seeking a temporary Associate Counsel for its Albany, NY office. Services for this position are required immediately and anticipated to last until February 16, 2018. The Associate Counsel will litigate in state and federal courts on employment-related matters in the areas of labor law, civil service law, and civil rights on behalf of union members; will handle proceedings before administrative agencies; will defend individual members in contractual disciplinary arbitrations; and will respond to legal inquiries. Bachelor’s degree, Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, admission in good standing to practice before NY and federal courts, and experience preferred. Salary is $68,418 plus longevities to be determined by experience. Excellent employer paid benefits. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Please send letter of application and resume to NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Office of Human Resources, 1168-70 Troy-Schenectady Road, PO Box 12414, Albany, NY 12212-2414, or by e-mail, hr@pef.org.

Satter Law Firm, PLLC, a small, progressive labor and employment firm in Syracuse, New York, seeks an associate. Experience preferred. Commitment to labor and plaintiffs’ work is essential. We represent both public and private sector unions, including health care, firefighters, police, school administrators, and industrial. We also represent plaintiffs in discrimination, sexual harassment, disability, severance, and civil service matters. Associates can expect varied work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies; wide-ranging contact with union and individual clients; participation in arbitrations, collective bargaining and NLRB proceedings; and handling a wide array of union and plaintiffs’ matters. Excellent opportunity for an applicant interested in making a commitment to labor work as well as beautiful, livable Upstate New York. Please send a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Sarah Ruhlen, sruhlen@satterlaw.com.

PENNSYLVANIA

We are a diverse, international union representing workers in a broad range of industrial and service sectors in the United States and Canada. Our 14-person Pittsburgh Legal Department, which maintains a broad litigation and collective-bargaining related practice, has an opening as soon as November 2017 for an energetic, self-starting attorney with a deep commitment to serving working people. This opening is for a general labor litigator, but applications are welcome from attorneys with an interest in either ERISA or bankruptcy/corporate restructurings. Excellent writing and research skills and a strong academic record are musts. 2018 law school graduates and current judicial clerks are eligible for consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion. Peggy Browning Fellows are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. Please send a cover letter telling us about yourself and your interest in the labor movement as well as your resume, three references, law school transcript, and writing sample to Richard Brean, United Steelworkers International Union, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Room 807, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1214, or e-mail, rbrean@usw.org.

VIRGINIA

The Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund is a defined benefit pension fund. We are seeking an experienced general counsel with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience as an ERISA attorney for our Fairfax, VA office. The general counsel is responsible for leading strategic and tactical legal initiatives and provides senior management and Trustees with effective advice and support in all aspects of governance, compliance and administration of a Taft Hartley multiemployer defined benefit pension fund. The general counsel will play an active role in the review of statements of work and negotiation of commercial services agreements, as well as manage employment issues and benefits litigation. Qualified applicants will have a strong working knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA as it pertains to employee benefit plans and programs, and DOL laws and regulations. Experience working on matters of organizational governance, particularly trust governance, and with a Board of Trustees is essential. Strong communication and negotiation skills are required. Please send a cover letter and resume to kbruck@smwnbf.org. For more information, please visit www.smwnpf.org.

WISCONSIN

The Previant Law Firm, S.C., a diverse union side labor law firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is seeking an associate ERISA/fringe benefits attorney. The position entails the counseling of pension, welfare and other fringe benefit plans, including plan design and legal compliance. We will consider candidates with zero (0) to three (3) years of employee benefit plan experience who possess a strong academic record as well as strong writing, research, and analytical skills. A demonstrated commitment to the labor movement is essential. Please send resume and writing sample to Frank G. Locante, fgl@previant.com.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The American Federation of Teachers, located in Washington, D.C., represents 1.6 million members who are pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. The AFT Legal Department is seeking a Law Clerk for the 2017-18 academic year to work 15- 25 hours per week. The ideal candidate will be a 2L or 3L who has completed coursework in Labor Law; additional coursework in Employment Law or Education Law is a plus, as are union, journal or moot court experience. Applicants must have strong research and writing skills. Compensation is $23.50/hour. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Valerie Klayman, vklayman@aft.org.

NEW YORK

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is a full service union-side labor, employee benefits, and employment law firm. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions, pension plans, welfare plans, and the interests of employees in a wide variety of matters. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Fall 2017. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Coursework in Labor Law and/or ERISA is preferred. Union, journal and/or moot court experience is a plus. Compensation is $25/hour. Women, minorities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Ms. Kate M. Swearengen, Esq., Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 900 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, or by e-mail, clerks@cwsny.com. No phone calls, please.

Levy Ratner, P.C., a NYC firm representing individuals in employment-related matters, unions in the private and public sectors, and employee benefit funds, seeks part-time, paid law clerks (16-20 hrs. per week) for the 2017 Fall semester. Position entails research and writing on a variety of legal topics, as well as the potential for client contact, depending on assignment. Excellent research and writing skills and ability to work under short deadlines are essential. Relevant labor/employment law classes and experience, and/or demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and protecting workers’ rights preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and transcript to studenthiring@levyratner.com.

VIRGINIA

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is offering a full-time paid legal fellowship to a recent law graduate with a demonstrated interest in labor law and strong writing skills. The fellowship period will begin in late August or early September of 2017 and continue for the duration of the academic year, with the understanding that the fellow may leave the UMWA if and when they secure permanent employment. The work of our five-member Legal Department (four in our Headquarters Office and one in Charleston, WV) regularly includes organizing, negotiations, contract enforcement, plant closings, safety and health law, and internal union affairs. In addition to providing legal advice to other UMWA departments and partnering with them to create and implement union policies, UMWA attorneys engage in a large quantity of litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. Our fellow will share the same broad exposure and experience, and will be expected to contribute substantively to our work by, for example, drafting complaints and motions, pursuing and defending NLRB charges, thinking creatively to answer legal questions from union officers and staff, and conducting essential research. Experienced UMWA lawyers are always available to provide guidance and supervision, when needed. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Laura Karr, Staff Attorney, lkarr@umwa.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; no calls, please. The UMWA is an equal-opportunity employer, and women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note that our office is located in Triangle, VA.

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