Hiring Hall

November 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

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, representing Registered Nurses in California and across the nation, seeks attorney with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement to join its in-house Legal Department at CNA/NNOC Headquarters in Oakland, California. This position provides an opportunity to work on diverse and interesting issues for a progressive, growing union. CNA/NNOC has gained a national reputation as a leader in the fight against the corporatization of health care, as a leader in the national campaign for single payer/Medicare for all healthcare, and as a pioneer in winning legislative patient protections and collective bargaining contracts that have set new standards for nurses. Staff attorneys practice in a variety of areas including NLRB and state employment relations board work, state and federal litigation, arbitrations, drafting legislation, advising union staff, and active involvement in creative, fast-paced organizing on an array of important social justice campaigns. Interest in and willingness to travel to represent client in hearings is required. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including full family health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and generous vacation time. Please send resume and two writing samples to rcraven@calnurses.org, or CNA/NNOC Legal Department, 155 Grand Avenue, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

The California School Employees Association (CSEA), located in San Jose, CA, is seeking a Staff Attorney to evaluate litigation requests, handle civil litigation and appeals, write legal opinions, and process appeals to the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). Candidate will also act as liaison to one or more field offices, train labor reps on legal procedures and labor law, and draft contract language. CSEA offers outstanding salary and benefits, is an exceptional place to work, and will be accessible via BART in coming months. A complete posting can be found at www.csea.com. Please apply by uploading your resume to www.csea.com/employment with a cover letter explaining why your energy and experience qualifies you for this position and why you want to work for CSEA.

Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers (SSDS), a union-side labor law and employee benefits firm in Los Angeles, CA, seeks an experienced attorney with at least four (4) years of experience for our labor and employment law practice. Applicants must demonstrate superior analytic, research, and writing skills, and a commitment to advancing the rights of workers and their unions. Admission to the California bar is preferred. Bilingual candidates and Judicial Clerks are encouraged to apply. SSDS is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to hiringpartner@ssdslaw.com.

The same firm seeks an ERISA attorney with three (3) to seven (7) years of experience to join our employee benefits practice. Responsibilities will include drafting and review of plan documents and service provider contracts, compliance, working with plan professionals, and providing advice to Fund personnel and Trustees. Applicants must have experience in employee benefits law, be detail-oriented, and possess excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills. Current admission to the California bar is preferred, though not required. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to hiringpartner@ssdslaw.com.

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.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, based in Washington, DC, has represented labor unions and individual workers in federal courts and other fora 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 of litigation experience is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to employment@geclaw.com, fax to (202) 624-7420, or mail to Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, 1900 M St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.

Mooney, Green, Saindon, Murphy & Welch, PC, a midsize union-side labor law and employee benefits law firm seeks an ERISA attorney with relevant experience for its Washington, DC office. For more information on the firm, please visit www.mooneygreen.com. Applicants should have three (3) to six (6) years of relevant experience. Duties and responsibilities include drafting and review of governing plan documents, ERISA and IRC compliance, client representation before the IRS, PBGC and Department of Labor, and working with and advising trustees, plan personnel and other plan professionals (actuarial, accounting, plan administrators and investment consultants), as necessary. This position offers opportunities for direct client contact, as well as a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants should submit a resume, references, and writing sample(s) to hiring@mooneygreen.com.

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.

Slevin & Hart, P.C., located in Washington, D.C., is a highly specialized law firm whose core business is the representation of Taft-Hartley multiemployer benefits funds; we are one of the few firms whose employee benefits practice is not a department within the firm – the firm’s entire mission is to represent employee benefits plans and Taft-Hartley multiemployer plans, in particular. We are seeking a compliance associate and litigation associate to join our ERISA practice. This is a fast paced environment where you will be held accountable for the quantity and quality of your work. Both the compliance associate and litigation associate will have the opportunity to work with several principals over the course of his or her career and be exposed to a wide variety of ERISA issues. Compliance associate candidates should have two (2) to four (4) years of experience and demonstrated experience in issues arising under Title I, II and IV of ERISA. The litigation associate will have significant case-handling responsibilities and direct client interaction. He or she will be involved in all phases of litigation including preparing demands, negotiation, writing briefs, drafting motions, engaging in discovery, document collection and review, and preparing for trial. Litigation associate candidates should have at least four (4) years of experience in district and federal courts; Taft-Hartley trust fund experience and admission to the Virginia bar are helpful. Candidates for both positions should have exemplary writing and analytical skills, a strong academic background, and DC bar membership. Slevin & Hart, P.C., is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. E-mail cover letter expressing your interest, resume, writing sample, and school transcript to Eve Framinan, eframinan@slevinhart.com.

The National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW, AFL-CIO (NFFE), located in Washington, DC, is seeking a union attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years of experience to begin January 2018. Founded in 1917, NFFE is America’s first federal employee Union, representing 110,000 federal employees nation-wide. NFFE fights for economic justice for the workers who care for our cherished veterans, keep our military equipped and ready, maintain our national forests and parks, ensure the integrity of the U.S. passport, and provide countless other services that are vital to the American people. Duties include handling arbitrations, federal court litigation, term and mid-term bargaining, and matters before administrative agencies such as the Federal Labor Relations Authority and National Labor Relations Board. Applicants need to possess excellent legal research and writing skills, be able to develop cases with minimal supervision, feel comfortable interacting with the union’s members and representatives, and have the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. Admission to the District of Columbia bar is preferred and, if not already obtained, will be required within one year of the date of hire. NFFE offers health and dental benefits, a defined-benefit pension plan, voluntary 401k plan, paid annual and sick leave, metro benefit, tuition reimbursement, and more. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jeff Friday, General Counsel, NFFE, 1225 New York Ave., NW, Suite 450, Washington, D.C. 20005, or by e-mail, jfriday@nffe.org. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2017.

KANSAS

Blake & Uhlig P.A., a 19-attorney Kansas City law firm representing multiemployer employee benefit plans and labor unions, seeks a litigation attorney with two (2) to ten (10) years of experience. Attorney’s primary practice will involve collection litigation for Taft-Hartley employee benefit funds. Practice shall be almost completely devoted to federal court litigation. Blake & Uhlig offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package, including a profit sharing plan, HRA, and fully paid for medical and dental insurance. E-mail resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to hiringpartners@blake-uhlig.com.

MASSACHUSETTS

Krakow, Souris & Landry (KS&L), a Boston-based law firm that represents unions and fringe benefit funds throughout New England, is seeking an attorney with at least three (3) years’ experience to work on traditional labor, ERISA, and litigation matters. Applicants should have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, be able to work independently and collegially as part of a team, and work well with clients. Prior experience representing unions and/or multi-employer Taft-Hartley funds is especially valuable. KS&L is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail resume with cover letter, references, and writing sample to Christopher Souris, csouris@krakowsouris.com.

MICHIGAN

Downtown Royal Oak firm representing unions, workers, and fringe benefit plans, seeks attorney for labor, litigation, and some ERISA work. Prospect should have three (3) to five (5) years of experience, proven writing, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and an interest in challenging and fulfilling work and a long-term career. Salary DOE, benefits. Please submit resume to popchock@legghioisrael.com.

MISSOURI

Arnold, Newbold, Winter & Jackson, P.C. (ANWJ), located in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking an attorney with at least five (5) years of experience in representing labor organizations. Experience should include practice before the NLRB, litigating arbitration cases, advising labor organizations on internal union matters and litigating civil actions on behalf of labor organizations, including claims arising under the LMRA, LMRDA and state and federal discrimination laws. ANWJ is a regional law firm providing services to multi-employer Taft-Hartley funds and labor organizations. Admission to the Missouri Bar is required. Admission to the United States District Courts for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas is preferred. Applicants should have a strong academic background as well as excellent research, writing, and analytical skills. This position includes immediate and direct responsibility for the attorney’s own case load while working in a collegial atmosphere. Spanish language skills are a plus. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to Michael G. Newbold, Arnold, Newbold, Winter & Jackson, P.C., 1100 Main Street, Suite 2001, Kansas City, Missouri 64105, or by e-mail, mgnewbold@anwjpc.com.

NEW JERSEY

The Legal Department of Health Professionals & Allied Employees, AFT/AFL-CIO, is hiring a Staff Attorney. HPAE, affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, is New Jersey’s largest and fastest-growing health care union; our 13,000 members are nurses, professionals, clinicians, and ancillary staff in public and private sector hospitals, nursing homes, universities, home care, blood banks, and other health and education facilities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. HPAE is a progressive, democratic union whose goals are to advance the rights of all workers through organizing, collective bargaining, member engagement, and community and political action. The Staff Attorney’s primary assignment will be representing the union at all stages of contractual and disciplinary arbitration proceedings. The Staff Attorney will also, among other things, consult with Representation Department staff regarding higher-level grievance processing, and support judicial and administrative litigation in state and federal forums. Qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement, workers’ rights, and social justice; excellent research and writing skills, with law journal experience preferred; and the ability to work diligently and dynamically with and for our leaders and members. HPAE is an equal-opportunity employer. The Legal Department encourages applications from candidates with disabilities and those who are people of color, LGBTQI, veterans, and women. A Juris Doctorate and eligibility for bar admission are required; however, HPAE will consider applications from candidates who are not currently barred in New Jersey or Pennsylvania or are not in active status. HPAE has several offices throughout New Jersey and the Staff Attorney may be based at any of them. Case-related travel throughout the state and the Philadelphia area is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. The Staff Attorney position is represented by HPAE’s staff union and its terms are governed by a collective bargaining agreement, which provides generous benefits. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to Emma Rebhorn, General Counsel, HPAE, 110 Kinderkamack Road, Emerson NJ 07630, or by e-mail, erebhorn@hpae.org. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017.

NEW YORK

AFSCME, District Council 37, located in New York City, is seeking two (2) staff attorneys for the Office of the General Counsel. The General Counsel’s Office serves as Counsel to District Council 37, and handles most employment-related legal matters of union members and its elected officials, its affiliated locals and the Municipal Labor Committee. Case matters vary and may include arbitrations, disciplinary actions, improper practice and representation proceedings, unemployment insurance appeals as well as other administrative proceedings; in addition, special proceedings and general litigation in New York state and federal courts. Heavy client contact. Must be a member of the New York State Bar. Should be self-starter and mature, have good judgment, be able to get along with colleagues and be able to take direction, handle own case load, work under pressure, and have litigation skills with emphasis on labor and public employment law. Recent graduates who have passed the Bar Exam and are awaiting admission to practice in New York, and women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Resumes and writing samples should be submitted to Amy Kadlub, Director of Human Resources, 125 Barclay Street, Room 718, New York, NY 10007. District Council 37 is an equal opportunity labor organization that operates in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age or disability.

New York-based firm representing unions and employee benefits funds seeks an attorney with five (5) to seven (7) years of labor and/or ERISA experience and a commitment to labor and employee benefits for its expanding practice on behalf of employees, unions and benefit funds. This position offers significant case handling responsibility, litigation opportunity, as well as substantial client interaction. We seek an attorney with excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to interact directly with clients on all subject matters. We have a collegial office, and offer competitive salary and good benefits. Please send a resume, writing sample, and examples of prior court and/or administrative determinations where you served as primary counsel to gthayer@abgllaw.com.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, NY is seeking an ERISA associate with one (1) to five (5) 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; as well as handling 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 your 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. Female, LGBTQI and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The same firm seeks an associate with up to five (5) years of experience and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement for our labor law practice. Strong research, writing and analytical skills required; a previous judicial clerkship, bankruptcy experience, and/or Spanish language facility is a plus. The applicant must be able to promptly begin employment. Please send a cover letter, resume, and unedited writing sample to Evan Hudson-Plush, ehudson-plush@cwsny.com. Please place “Associate Position” in the subject line of your submission.

Established law firm located in Woodbury, Long Island, representing Unions and Taft-Hartley benefit funds, seeks two associates: one with four (4) to seven (7) years of ERISA experience who is able to provide clients with a wide range of services including IRS/DOL audits, general legal advice to Fund Trustees, drafting plan documents and amendments, and assisting Fund Trustees with various compliance issues, and one with four (4) to seven (7) years of labor/litigation experience who is able to provide clients with a wide range of services including representing unions in arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, DOL audits, general legal advice to union officials, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and litigation matters involving employers. All applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar. We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a collegial work environment. There is significant client contact and an opportunity for professional growth. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to joblisting@cohmlaw.com, and indicate the position for which you are applying. Colleran, O’Hara & Mills L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

VIRGINIA

The Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund (the “Fund”) currently has a position open in its Fairfax, VA office for an experienced Senior Counsel with at least four (4) years of relevant experience, including complex ERISA and tax-qualification experience. We are seeking a highly motivated and self-sufficient employee benefits attorney who will enhance the Fund’s in-house legal capabilities and play an integral role in providing the highest quality legal services and support to the Fund’s Board of Trustees and administrative staff. The Senior Counsel will report directly to the General Counsel. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ERISA, the tax qualification requirements of the Internal Revenue Code, and the special funding rules that apply to multi-employer pension plans. The Senior Counsel’s responsibilities will include oversight of collection matters referred to legal counsel, preparing and drafting plan and trust document amendments, administrative service agreements, disclosure documents, correspondence to participants and beneficiaries, and regulatory filings. The Senior Counsel also will form an integral part of the Fund’s benefit claims and appeals process. Other duties include reviewing and drafting contracts with service providers and overseeing the Fund’s delinquent contribution and withdrawal liability litigation. Applicants must have a Virginia Bar Membership (or eligibility to waive in), and a Juris Doctor degree. Knowledge of defined benefit pension plans, with multi-employer plan experience a plus, as well as knowledge of employment/labor law. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to kbruck@smwnbf.org. For more information about the Fund, please visit www.smwnpf.org.

WASHINGTON

The Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is seeking a General Counsel with at least four (4) years of litigation experience and eight (8) years of labor and employment law experience. The WFSE, Council 28, has over 43,000 members and has been operating in the state capital for over 74 years. This position serves as the chief legal counsel for the Executive Director, Executive Board, and council staff, and is the primary subject matter expert on collective bargaining law, employment law, election law, and other miscellaneous legal issues affecting the council’s business. Reviews all potentially actionable situations and recommends to executive director whether to engage in legal action. The General Counsel is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and provides daily legal advice and counsel regarding CBAs and law regarding representation as well as negotiations. Responsible for the interpretation of all private and public sector collective bargaining agreements, taking into consideration all relevant laws and rules, arbitration decisions, case law, and legislative changes affecting CBAs. Responsible for remaining current on all state and federal legal decisions and law changes that could affect the council in any way. The incumbent acts as chief liaison for outside litigation and is the point of contact for managing and working collaboratively with outside counsel where necessary for all outside litigation. Represents the Council and membership at arbitration hearings stemming from CBAs before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Public Employees Relations Commission at the superior court level, and at the court of appeals on issues regarding representation as well as unfair labor practices. Candidates must have graduated from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, be licensed to practice law in the state of Washington, and have knowledge of public unions and applicable laws. Benefits include annual and sick leave, phone allowance, medical/dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, and holidays. Salary range is $99,554 to $115,246 and will be determined commensurate with experience. To be considered for this position, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and at least three (3) professional references to resumes@wfse.org.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

CALIFORNIA

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, APC – a progressive 16-attorney California law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento – is recruiting Summer 2018 Law Clerks for both of our offices. We represent labor unions, their members, multiemployer benefit plans, and individual employees in employment discrimination and wage and hour matters. Our dynamic practice includes advising and representing unions in all aspects of their fight for working people and justice on the job. This often creative work has us lawyering from the picket line to the courtroom. Please visit www.beesontayer.com for more information about our firm. Applicants should be in their second year of law school and have completed or be enrolled in labor and employment law courses. In addition to a strong academic background and superior writing skills, applicants must share our commitment to the labor movement and workers’ rights. We try to expose our clerks to as many areas of labor and employment law as possible. This can include all stages of the litigation process, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, transcript, and references to either OakEmployment@beesontayer.com (for the Oakland office) or SacEmployment@beesontayer.com (for the Sacramento office). Please include ‘2018 Summer Law Clerk’ in the subject line. Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, APC is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld seeks law clerks for Summer 2018. Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld is one of the nation’s leading firms representing unions and working people in all aspects of labor and employment law. Our Summer 2018 clerk positions are open to law students with a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Our clerks are assigned a variety of legal research and writing projects addressing both “traditional” labor and benefit plan issues and emerging practice areas. In addition, our clerks accompany attorneys into the field to meet clients, observe arbitrations and hearings, and participate in our in-house education program. Our clerks are paid $25 an hour and are based out of our Alameda, California office. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jannah Manansala, jmanansala@unioncounsel.net. People of color, women, veterans, LGBTQI, and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, located in Washington, DC, is seeking a law clerk. The position entails research and writing, and frequent interaction with union officers and staff. Work will focus on legal aspects of internal union administration, numerous federal labor, civil rights and related statutes, and assistance with developing and implementing major union policy initiatives. A commitment to the labor movement and excellent writing skills are required. First year students may apply, if law school permits. Hours are flexible; approximately 36.25 hours per week in the summer and 15-20 hours per week during the school year. Applicants who can commit to hours for both the summer and during the school year preferred. Pay is $23.53 per hour. This position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Bricklayers Union as employer and Office and Professional Employees’ International Union, Local 2. Please send resume and writing sample to hrposition@bacweb.org.

Murphy Anderson PLLC, a Washington, DC law firm practicing labor, employment and whistleblower law, is accepting applications for the 2018 George R. Murphy Public Interest Fellowship. The fellowship offers recent law school graduates or judicial clerks the opportunity to litigate important public interest cases. The small firm is fast-paced with a collegial office environment. The fellowship is a one-year position, with an option, at the firm’s discretion, for a one-year extension. The George R. Murphy Fellow will work on cases concerning union labor law, wage-and–hour law, and whistleblower law. The fellow will be exposed to all aspects and stages of litigation, from developing and investigating cases, interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, negotiating settlements, appearing in court, and working on appeals. The fellowship is named after firm partner George R. Murphy, who after 50 years of practice, continues to train public interest lawyers to be creative, zealous and ethical advocates for their clients and to advance the law to protect workers and promote social justice. Applicants for the George R. Murphy Fellowship must have a demonstrated commitment to public interest, including the rights of workers and their unions. Strong academic credentials and writing skills are essential. Spanish proficiency is favored. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be received no later than December 31, 2017, but a fellow is often hired before the deadline. Interviews will occur on an ongoing basis until the fellow is hired. The ideal candidate would be able to start employment on or about September 1, 2018. To apply for the fellowship position, please send a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Mark Hanna, mhanna@murphypllc.com.

NEW YORK

The General Counsel’s Office of District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, a large public-sector union in New York City, is seeking current law school students for its Summer 2018 Internship Program. The General Counsel’s Office handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters, pertaining to New York labor and civil service law, representation proceedings, unfair labor and improper practice charges, unemployment insurance appeals, and represents members and local unions in labor arbitration, administrative proceedings, and federal and state court litigation. Summer interns will research and draft memoranda on a variety of legal issues, may attend and participate in arbitration and disciplinary proceedings, and may observe labor-management meetings. Candidates must be available to work the full ten weeks of the Program’s duration, show an interest and commitment to union-side labor law, and must have strong research and writing skills. A $700 per week stipend will be provided. Please send resume and writing samples to Erica Gray-Nelson, Senior Assistant General Counsel, District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO, 125 Barclay Street Rm. 510, New York, NY 10007, by close of business April 6, 2018. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Women and students of color are encouraged to apply. District Council 37 is an equal opportunity labor organization that operates in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations. DC 37 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age or disability.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Spring and Summer 2018. 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. 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. Wendy M. LaManque, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 900 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 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 full-time, paid law clerks (35 hours per week) for Summer 2018. 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 send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample, and transcript to studenthiring@levyratner.com.

The Office of the General Counsel of Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ has an opening for a Law Fellow starting in August or September 2018. This is a full-time, one to two year position based in Local 32BJ’s New York City office, with a competitive salary and full benefits. Local 32BJ is a progressive and dynamic labor organization representing over 150,000 property service workers, including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees, primarily on the eastern seaboard. While each fellowship experience varies according to the work of the department, fellows can expect to be involved in a range of matters relating to new organizing, the advancement of workers’ rights, and the representation of union members. The fellow will work on matters before the National Labor Relations Board and in federal and state court; will present arbitration cases, and will work directly with union staff and members. Qualifications: recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights, labor and employment coursework in law school, and a desire to practice union-side labor law. SEIU Local 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer. Admission to the New York Bar or an intention to sit for the New York bar exam in the Summer of 2018 is required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, but not required. Some travel will be required. To apply, e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, references, and law school transcript by January 8, 2018 to ogc@seiu32bj.org.

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