Hiring Hall

February 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 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 cover letter, resume (with references), and two writing samples to searchcommittee@calfac.org. The full job description can be viewed here.

Holguin, Garfield, Martinez & Goldberg, a labor law firm in downtown Los Angeles, is seeking an attorney with zero (0) to five (5) 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.

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.

Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, P.C., a Washington, D.C. law firm with a national union-side labor law practice, seeks an associate attorney with zero (0) to three (3) years of labor law experience. Our firm represents international, national and local labor unions across a wide spectrum of the economy, including the construction, utility, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcast, sports, and shipbuilding industries. Candidates should have a superior academic background, excellent writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Our practice is challenging and our small size provides associates with substantial opportunities for client contact and growth. Judicial clerkship and law review experience is preferred. Please forward a cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample to Jon Newman, newman@shermandunn.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

Union-side AV rated Labor and Employment New York City law firm seeks an attorney with at least two (2) to ten (10) years’ experience representing unions in arbitrations, NLRB hearings and collective bargaining. Experience with Wage-and-Hour, FLSA, WARN Act and litigation a plus. Strong academic background, writing and advocacy skills required. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@carykane.com.

Gorlick, Kravitz & Listhaus, P.C., a small labor and employee benefits practice in downtown Manhattan, seeks an associate with one (1) or more years of litigation experience to do complex (mostly federal) litigation in the public interest. Candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, thorough and efficient at research, and have strong writing skills. E-mail resume and writing sample to ydiaz@gkllaw.com.

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.

Marrinan & Mazzola Mardon, P.C., a boutique New York City labor law firm with a national labor practice on the union side, seeks an attorney with three (3) to six (6) years’ experience. Areas of practice include traditional labor law, employment law, and employee benefits law (including ERISA and MPPAA). We appear before administrative agencies (including the NLRB, DOL, and EEOC), labor arbitrators, and federal courts. Salary commensurate with experience. Strong research and writing skills required; litigation experience preferred. E-mail cover letter, resume and writing sample to John Sheridan, jsheridan@mmmpc.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.

Small, Columbus, OH firm representing labor unions, nonprofits, and political organizations seeks an associate who has practiced at least three (3) years, or a new attorney with work experience prior to law school. Associate will primarily be responsible for representing members of unionized public safety forces. Qualified candidates must have strong research and writing skills, the ability to work with little supervision, and the ability to handle stressful situations with little time to prepare. Negotiation and collective bargaining experience preferred. Please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, references, and salary requirements to charshman@hcands.com. No phone calls, please.

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.

The United Steelworkers International Union, a diverse international union representing workers in a broad range of industrial and service sectors in the United States and Canada, is seeking an experienced litigator with a strong appellate and NLRB background beginning Summer 2017. Excellent writing and research skills are musts. Prior exposure to collective bargaining and ability to effectively counsel union staff during negotiations are definite pluses. Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of experience. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we invite attorneys of all backgrounds to apply. We also encourage applications from former Peggy Browning Fellows. Competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. Please send a cover letter telling us about yourself and your labor law experience as well as your resume, references, law school transcript, and two writing samples to Richard Brean, General Counsel, United Steelworkers International Union, 60 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or by e-mail, rbrean@usw.org.

WASHINGTON

The International Association of Machinists District 751 is seeking a staff attorney for its Seattle, Washington office. District 751 represents manufacturing workers including Aerospace workers at employers throughout Washington State, including the 30,000 plus machinists who manufacture Boeing aircraft. The position will include a salary reflecting labor law experience and excellent benefits. The District is seeking an attorney with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience practicing labor law, and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. The in-house attorney’s role will include direct client advice, case handling, and organizing work. Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to Kewanda Hobbs, kewandah@iam751.org.

The Washington State Nurses Association, the leading voice and advocate for registered nurses in Washington State representing 17,000 RNs throughout the state, has an immediate opening for a labor counsel. The individual will perform all duties related to labor contract negotiations for healthcare facilities throughout Washington State. In addition, this position would be responsible for other work in the labor department as the need arises. The attorney must have experience in labor law with strong commitment to collective bargaining. The individual must possess strong, proven interpersonal skills; proven ability to communicate effectively internally with other staff members; externally with members, agencies and employer representatives; and be a self starter with the ability to  handle multiple priorities and organize workload accordingly. Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness of work are essential. Must be proficient in computer databases, excel and word processing, and maintenance of computer records. Law degree and admission to the Washington State Bar Association required. Experience in labor relations, labor law, health care, and economics highly preferred. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to Christine Himmelsbach, MN, RN, WSNA Assistant Executive Director for Labor, chimmelsbach@wsna.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

CALIFORNIA

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3’s Legal Department is seeking a law clerk for its Alameda, California office for Summer 2017. Candidates will receive a weekly stipend of $800. We perform traditional labor and employment law providing direct client service to approximately 34,000 members in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Utah and Hawaii. Local Union No. 3 represents members in private sector construction, and public employees including state workers, public safety officers, city employees, and county employees. The Legal Department represents workers in contract interpretation and disciplinary matters. We work alongside business representatives to provide the full service of a labor organization to the membership. We are looking for students (any year of law school) who are committed to working for the benefit of working people. Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to Gening Liao, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, 1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA 94502​, or by e-mail, gliao@oe3.org​. Deadline is February 28, 2017.

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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