Hiring Hall

March 2017

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Job postings are listed in alphabetical order by state.

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CALIFORNIA

The California Faculty Association (CFA), a union of 28,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system, is seeking a Representation Specialist in Northern or Southern California. The Representation Specialist plays a key role in identifying and developing local and statewide representation issues and strategies with an understanding of how these issues connect to chapter and leadership development. 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 a plus. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary commensurate with experience. Excellent research and writing skills required. Juris Doctor or advanced degree preferred. The CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and generous paid leave. For more information about the CFA, please visit www.calfac.org. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume (including references), and two writing samples to searchcommittee@calfac.org.

Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking two attorneys: one with with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience and one with three (0) to eight (8) 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.

Leonard Carder, LLP, is seeking to hire an associate attorney to join our Oakland office in representing unions, employee benefit funds, and employees in wage and hour class actions and law reform cases. We are looking for a member of the California bar with one (1) to five (5) years of relevant experience to represent unions in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration. We seek an attorney equally comfortable in litigation and in counseling unions on all manner of critical issues, including organizing campaigns, negotiations, contract enforcement, internal governance, and political, electoral, and legislative matters. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.leonardcarder.com. Leonard Carder is an equal opportunity employer and Spanish language are a skills a strong plus. Top-shelf legal research and writing skills, as well as dedication to the goals of the labor movement, are a must. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume (with references), and writing sample(s) to Ariel Lopez, alopez@leonardcarder.com.

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. More information about our firm is available at www.rsglabor.com.

SAG-AFTRA’s Los Angeles, California office is seeking a Director of News & Broadcast. Under the direction of the National Director, News & Broadcast, Southern California, the Director will represent the interests of SAG-AFTRA and its members, through negotiation and enforcement of News and Broadcast collective bargaining agreements, as well as supervise and administer staff responsible for SAG-AFTRA’s News & Broadcast jurisdiction in Southern California. This position may also assist with News & Broadcast representation in other regions, as necessary. Please click here for more about the position and to apply.

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.

The same firm seeks an Associate to work on traditional labor and litigation matters for its Los Angeles, California office. Applicants should have one (1) to five (5) years of experience, must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Duties include advocating at NLRB and PERB proceedings, union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection and review, and preparing for trial. 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 California bar is required. Fluency in Spanish, admission to the Nevada bar and judicial clerkship experience are a plus. Please send resume, salary history, two 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.

Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner, a smaller progressive Bay Area law firm located in San Jose, California, is seeking an attorney with trial and litigation experience. The firm represents private and public sector unions in all aspects of labor and employment law, as well as individuals in wage and hour, discrimination and wrongful termination litigation. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and they must be committed to the goals of the labor movement. Spanish language skills are a plus. We are looking for people with strong work experience and academic backgrounds who are passionate about engaging in progressive legal representation and wish to participate in all areas of labor law practice. Compensation commensurate with experience and includes a solid benefit package, profit sharing, and 401(k) match. Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants from all backgrounds. Please send cover letter, resume and representative writing samples to cplatten@wmprlaw.com.

CONNECTICUT

Robert M. Cheverie & Associates is a Connecticut-based, five-attorney firm representing unions and Taft-Hartley Benefit Funds in Connecticut and throughout New England and New York. We are currently seeking experienced attorney applicants with an academic and work background demonstrating strong communication, research, writing, leadership and practical dispute resolution skills. The position includes ERISA compliance, handling labor arbitration, contract negotiations and matters before state labor boards and the NLRB. Please send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to jcheverie@cheverielaw.com, or Robert M. Cheverie, Robert M. Cheverie & Associates, P.C., 333 East River Drive, Suite 101, East Hartford, CT  06108. No phone calls or agencies, please.

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 looking for an experienced labor attorney with at least seven (7) years’ experience to represent AFT and its affiliates in federal and state court litigation, before federal and state administrative agencies, and other venues. The attorney will advise AFT officers, members, leaders and staff on all areas of labor and employment law, including internal union governance, organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, employee benefits, and state and federal legislation. The ideal candidate will have experience as the primary lawyer in federal and state labor or employment litigation. Strong research, writing, analysis, oral advocacy skills, and dedication to the labor movement are a must. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Director of Human Resources, adminjobs@aft.org. Please reference posting CAOF-63-02-0117-V.

A national Taft-Hartley pension fund located in Washington, D.C. is seeking an ERISA attorney with relevant experience to join its in-house legal department as Associate Fund Counsel. Applicants should have at least five (5) years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess excellent research and analytical skills. The successful applicant will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and retirement income security. Typical duties would include: drafting and periodic review of governing plan documents to ensure compliance with qualification requirements; drafting and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure plan administration satisfies pertinent ERISA requirements; reviewing service provider agreements, including investment management documents; working with and advising the Board of Trustees; monitoring and supervising delinquency control program; advising plan personnel on plan interpretation matters, as well as reporting and disclosure obligations; and interaction with other plan professionals (actuarial, accounting, special counsel and investment consultants), as necessary. Litigation experience is a plus, but not a requirement. This position would offer opportunities for direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Interested applicants should e-mail resume, references, and writing samples to jobs@cpfiuoe.org.

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.

The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation International Association, AFL-CIO (“SMART”) is looking for house counsel for its Washington, D.C., office. House counsel works closely with Richard McCracken, General Counsel of SMART, and his law firm, Davis, Cowell & Bowe, based in San Francisco. The responsibilities of the house counsel are primarily to deal with internal union governance and compliance, but will also extend into other areas such as advice to local unions and organizing, depending on the talents and inclination of the person selected for this job. House counsel will report directly to the executive officers of the union and will be in daily contact with them. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The benefits are very good. Please send a letter describing why you would be interested in this position, your resume, law school transcript, and a writing sample to Richard G. McCracken, rmccracken@dcbsf.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.

FLORIDA

Dynamic Miami law firm seeks dedicated associate attorney with two (2) to five (5) years’ experience to join a practice of committed lawyers representing public and private sector labor unions. Applicants must possess excellent writing, research, litigation, analytical, and advocacy skills and must have an interest in working for the labor movement. Florida Bar admission required and union background experience helpful. Salary is based on experience. Please send a resume, writing sample(s), and references to fllaborlawyers@gmail.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.

KANSAS

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a nineteen-attorney Kansas City, KS law firm representing labor unions and multi-employer employee benefit plans, seeks a lateral ERISA partner with ten (10) or more years of experience to join its practice. Position includes plan drafting, compliance assistance, attendance at trustee meetings, and providing 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, an HRA, and fully-paid for medical and dental insurance. E-mail resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com.

MARYLAND

The General Counsel’s office of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO (IAM), has an opening for an experienced attorney in our Upper Marlboro, Maryland Headquarters. Applicant should have three (3) or more years of experience representing labor unions and workers and be well versed in a variety of labor and employment laws. Applicants with ERISA experience preferred. Applicant must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and the needs of working families. In addition, applicant should be well organized and a self-starter capable of handling assignments with minimal supervision. Applicant also must possess strong people skills; excellent research and writing ability; and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. The IAM is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Excellent union benefit package. Send resume and references to Carla Siegel, Deputy General Counsel, IAMAW, 9000 Machinists Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, or by e-mail, csiegel@iamaw.org.

MISSOURI

Kansas City, Missouri law firm seeks an attorney with excellent academic credentials and five (5) years or more experience in ERISA/employee benefits law with a focus on regulatory compliance (DOL and IRS) and contract work. Experience drafting and reviewing benefit plans and participant notices will be favorably considered. Immediate and direct responsibility for own case load. Send resume and writing sample to Mr. Michael G. Newbold, Arnold, Newbold, Winter & Jackson, P.C., 1100 Main Street, Suite 2001, Kansas City, MO 64105, or by e-mail, mgnewbold@anwjpc.com.

NEW YORK

Cary Kane LLP has an opening for two Labor & Employment Associates in its New York City law firm. One ideal candidate will have three (3) to six (6) years of experience with discrimination and wage and hour litigation, employment counseling and contract review, and traditional labor relations. The other candidate will have a stronger background in traditional labor law and some experience doing plaintiff’s litigation. Both should have a strong academic record, excellent 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.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is seeking an ERISA associate with one (1) to four (4) years of employee benefit plan experience. Our firm represents labor unions and employee benefit plans affiliated with labor unions, and also has active employment, bankruptcy and wage and hour law practices. We seek an ERISA associate, preferably with experience in multiemployer Taft-Hartley benefit plans, who can add to our robust employee benefits practice. Job duties will include providing advice to our employee benefit plan clients regarding administrative and operational issues; ERISA, tax and other regulatory compliance; plan design and drafting; plan qualification; communications; general consultation; attending client meetings; and handling of benefit plan-related litigation. The successful candidate must be a member of the New York bar; NJ bar admission is a plus. Must have strong writing, speaking and analytical skills and be a practical thinker with the ability to interact well with clients and plan professionals. An advanced degree in tax is also a plus. We offer a competitive salary in a collegial atmosphere with generous benefits. Please send resume (including references) and a writing sample to erisa-hiring@cwsny.com. Learn more about our firm and our employee benefits practice at www.cwsny.com. We are committed to fostering a firm culture of diversity and inclusion; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Union-side labor law firm, located in New York City, seeks an associate with litigation experience in federal and state court, administrative agencies, and grievance and arbitration proceedings. Experience with Section 1983 claims a plus. Candidate should possess excellent writing and communication skills. E-mail resume, writing sample, and salary requirement to downtownlawfirm1@yahoo.com.

OHIO

Faulkner, Hoffman & Phillips, LLC, a labor and employee benefits law firm in Cleveland, Ohio, seeks an associate with two (2) or more years’ experience in all aspects of ERISA, Taft-Hartley and the Internal Revenue Code. Multi-employer plan experience preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include review and edit of service provider contracts, drafting letters regarding claims and appeals, QDRO review, legal research, analyzing plan issues, drafting of plan documents, and litigation. Excellent writing, research, and speaking abilities required. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including profit sharing plan. Please send resume, law school transcript, writing sample and references to Faulkner, Hoffman, and Phillips, LLC, 20445 Emerald Parkway, Suite 210, Cleveland, OH 44135, or by e-mail, firm@fhplaw.com.

Widman & Franklin, LLC, a contemporary labor and employment law firm in downtown Toledo, Ohio, is seeking an associate attorney licensed in Ohio with one (1) to two (2) years’ experience, or exceptional recent law school graduate. Self-motivation and superior research and writing skills required. Experience in labor and/or employment law preferable, but not required. E-mail cover letter, resume and writing sample to TheHiringManager123@gmail.com.

PENNSYLVANIA

Markowitz and Richman, a Philadelphia law firm with an extensive union-side labor practice, seeks an attorney with two (2) to five (5) years’ experience. Areas of practice include traditional labor law, public sector labor practice, employment law, workers’ compensation, and employee benefits law. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction, as well as a competitive salary and benefits. Strong research/writing skills required; dual Pennsylvania/New Jersey bar admission preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer and invite applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Matthew Areman, mareman@markowitzandrichman.com.

WASHINGTON

Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP, a Seattle-based union-side labor and employment firm, seeks a full-time associate attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience for our dynamic litigation practice. We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic background and demonstrated commitment to social justice and the labor movement. Our clients include hotel, hospital, and homecare workers; educators; machinists; teamsters; longshoremen; and those in the building trades. If you are passionate about representing working people and labor organizations, please submit a detailed cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and three references to David Helfer, Executive Director, helfer@workerlaw.com. No phone calls, please.

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

CONNECTICUT

Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, a mid-sized labor and employment law firm in Hartford, Connecticut, is continuing its fellowship program. Its purpose is to continue providing reliable and cost effective services to our labor clients and individual working families while mentoring new lawyers who particularly want to serve the labor movement. New law school graduates (or soon to be graduates) with a demonstrated history of commitment to the labor and progressive movement are encouraged to apply. This is a one-year paid fellowship at the firm with an additional one-year renewal possible if both the firm and the fellow so desire. Interested candidates should send resume and contact information to Debbie Caves, drcaves@lapm.org. Full posting information is available here.

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 Summer 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, 330 West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, or by e-mail, clerks@cwsny.com. No phone calls, please.

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