Hiring Hall

February 2018

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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

Gilbert & Sackman, a progressive Los Angeles firm, seeks attorneys with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience to work in the firm’s employee benefits and union practice. 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.

Hayes, Ortega & Sánchez, a California union-side labor and employment law firm with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties, seeks an associate attorney with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience to work in our Monrovia, CA office on traditional labor and litigation matters. Our firm represents labor unions and their members throughout California, including Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Nurses, Teamsters, and other employees in the public and private sectors. Our practice includes litigation (federal, state, and appellate), arbitration, administrative hearings, contract negotiations, counseling and providing advice and guidance to labor unions.  Our compensation and benefits are very competitive.  Benefits include fully paid healthcare premiums, life insurance, long-term disability, sick leave, vacation, and non-matching contributions to a 401k plan after one year.   The attorneys and staff at the firm are friendly and supportive, the atmosphere is collegial, and the issues are both challenging and interesting. Please apply if you want to make a difference in the lives of working people.  The successful candidate must possess a commitment to the labor movement and workers’ rights, be able to work independently and collegially as part of a team, be able to take direction, have excellent communication, research, advocacy and writing skills. The ability to fluently communicate and read in Spanish is considered a plus. Candidates must be a member of the California State Bar.  We are committed to fostering an inclusive firm culture and invite applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Please forward a cover letter, resume, writing sample (your best work) and salary requirements to Dennis J. Hayes by email to djh@sdlaborlaw.com.  No telephone calls please.

McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry in San Francisco seeks an associate with zero (0) to five (5) years’ experience for our employee benefits practice. The position includes representation of pension, health, 401(k) and training funds in all aspects of their operations, including the opportunity to help shape benefits programs and policies. Responsibilities include providing advice to Plan Trustees and administrators on a wide array of issues, drafting and reviewing plan documents and contracts, assessing benefits claims and appeals and monitoring regulatory compliance. We have clients across the country who are passionate about providing high-quality health, pension, and training benefits to their participants, and who are exploring innovative approaches to benefits for union workers. Help us shape the future of employee benefits. Applicants must be detail-oriented and possess excellent research, writing and communication skills. McCracken, Stemerman & Holsberry is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to erisahiringpartner@msh.law.

Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 is seeking candidates for the staff position of Associate House Counsel at its headquarters in Alameda, California.  This position offers a rare opportunity to work for a major union in various areas of labor law, including arbitrations, private and public sector administrative proceedings, job action experience, advising union staff on collective bargaining matters, and internal union governance.  This important position works alongside the Union’s House Counsel. The successful candidate will be a current member of the California State Bar, and will have two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in union-side labor and employment law.  Preferred experience includes representing the building trades, practicing before the NLRB, PERB and other administrative agencies and grievance handling.  The ideal candidate will have strong advocacy skills and a commitment to the labor movement. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent Union benefits, i.e. medical insurance, pension, etc.  Please submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@oe3.org or fax: (510) 748-7436 or mail: OE3; 1620 South Loop Road, Alameda, CA  94502, Attn: Human Resources.  Position open until filled.

ASSOCIATE POSITION: Reich, Adell & Cvitan, a mid-sized union-side Southern California labor law firm representing a diverse mix of public and private sector unions seeks to add an associate at its Los Angeles office. Must be admitted (or seeking admission) to the California Bar, have excellent research and writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement. Prefer candidates with one (1) to three (3) years of experience, but will consider newly admitted attorneys. Please send resume, two substantive writing samples, and law school transcript to: Hiring Partner, Reich, Adell & Cvitan, 3550 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90010 or E-mail: employment@rac-law.com. EOE. No calls please.

Do you want work that matters?  Do you enjoy addressing complicated issues?  Do you want to interact with building trade clients on a regular basis?  If so, contact Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”), a Union-side labor law firm with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Honolulu.  WRR is seeking an attorney to work in our Alameda, California office. WRR is well-known for its zealous advocacy on behalf of unions and working people, and seeks an Associate to work in its Public Works Unit on competitive bidding, fair contracting, public works and prevailing wage matters. This position offers opportunities for significant case-handling responsibilities, direct client interaction, contract drafting, legislative drafting, and litigation practice. Applicants must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing and analytical skills. Experience with public works, the building trades, or administrative law is helpful but not required. WRR offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Admission to the California bar is required. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send your resume, two substantive writing samples and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position to: Jennifer Calhoun, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501.

Wohlner Kaplon Cutler Halford & Rosenfeld in Los Angeles is looking for an associate with two (2) to ten (10)  years of ERISA or Union side experience for our growing employee benefits practice. Our ERISA practice is representing Taft-Hartley Trust Funds in all matters relating to their operation and administration. This includes collection litigation, regulatory compliance, plan design, general consultation, and attending meetings.  The desired candidate will possess the ability to handle a full caseload of collection referrals,  work independently and interact directly with clients. Candidates must be a member of the California Bar. Benefits include competitive salary, fully paid health insurance including dental, vision, and prescription drugs, a 401K plan and a collegial working environment. Check us out at www.wkclegal.com. Please send your resume, including references and writing samples, to Jeffrey Cutler at jcutler@wkclegal.com.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Slevin & Hart, P.C., with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY, 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 to join our ERISA practice. The position provides the opportunity to work with a number of principals and be exposed to a wide variety of ERISA issues in a fast paced environment. Candidates interested in applying for the compliance associate position should have at least two (2)  years of experience and demonstrated experience in issues arising under Title I, II and IV of ERISA.  Candidates 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. Email a cover letter expressing your interest, your resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Eve Framinan, eframinan@slevinhart.com.

Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC, in Washington, DC, seeks an attorney with two(2) to five (5) years of practice and excellent academic credentials, writing and interpersonal skills.  Our clients include national unions and their affiliates, advocacy groups, political organizations, political services providers, charities and related entities throughout the United States, as well as individuals seeking to vindicate employment rights.  We advise our clients on advancing their political, legislative and other advocacy and engagement at the federal, state and local levels in compliance with the breadth of laws that bear on those activities; represent clients in investigations and administrative and court litigation; and regularly help establish new organizations.  Experience in nonprofit, campaign finance, lobbying, tax and ethics laws is preferred, though not essential for the right individual seeking to advance the labor and progressive movements primarily through practice areas less traditional for union lawyers.  Please send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Manguera at Jmanguera@tristerross.com with subject line “Associate Application.”

FLORIDA

Dynamic Miami law firm seeks dedicated associate attorney with minimum two (2) 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 would be helpful. Salary is based on experience. Please send a resume, writing sample(s) and references to laborlaw@phillipsrichard.com.

Sugarman & Susskind is a well-established LCC firm, founded more than thirty (30) years ago in Miami. Our firm represents labor unions and employee benefit plans.  We represent working people and their plans from diverse industries; including construction, entertainment, space and technology, transportation, and public sector city/county/state workers – including first responders and educators. We are seeking to hire an associate. The applicant should be available to begin in the immediate future. The applicant will be given the opportunity to either start or continue a career as a union and employee benefits lawyer.  The applicant will have the opportunity for immediate client contact on a frequent basis along with the opportunity to handle hearings and cases within a short period of time. We work in a team environment. We are committed to serving Miami’s diverse community of workers. Please send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to: Marcus Braswell at mbraswell@sugarmansusskind.com. Please ensure that “Associate Applicant” appears in the subject line of your e-mail submission.

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 two (2) 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.

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 krause@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 YORK

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, NY seeks 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; 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. We are committed to fostering a firm culture of diversity and inclusion. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 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.

Established law firm located in Woodbury, Long Island, representing Unions and Taft-Hartley benefit funds seeks an Associate with 4-7 years ERISA experience to join our growing practice. Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar and be 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.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits and a collegial work environment for qualified applicants. There is significant client contact and an opportunity for professional growth. Send resume and writing sample to joblisting@cohmlaw.com. Colleran, O’Hara & Mills L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

The same firm also seeks an Associate with 4-7 years labor/litigation experience to join their growing practice. Applicants must be admitted to the New York State Bar and be 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.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits and a collegial work environment for qualified applicants. There is significant client contact and an opportunity for professional growth. Send resume and writing sample to joblisting@cohmlaw.com . Colleran, O’Hara & Mills L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

New York City law firm representing private and public sector labor unions, employee benefit funds and individuals with employment issues has immediate opening for a labor attorney with two (2) to six ( 6) years’ experience to handle NLRB proceedings, arbitration and litigation.  Position offers immediate direct client contact and responsibility and significant litigation opportunities.  NLRB experience a plus and strong research and writing skills required.  People of color strongly encouraged to apply.  Send letter of interest, resume, unedited writing sample and references to pmcconnell@msek.com and no phone calls, please.

The Professional Staff Congress (PSC), AFT Local 2334, a progressive, activist union representing 28,000 faculty and staff at The City University of New York is seeking to hire one or more experienced individuals who will increase the union’s effectiveness in enforcing contracts and expanding the reach of academic labor unionism through working with the diverse instructional staff PSC represents. Individuals would work under the direction of the Director of Contract Enforcement, administer the collective bargaining agreement for the CUNY instructional staff represented by PSC and are responsible for implementation of the policies and procedures of the established grievance process. Applicants must have over five (5+) years’ experience as a union grievance representative or union-side labor lawyer and a demonstrated ability to interpret and administer collective bargaining agreements. Juris Doctor or advanced degree strongly recommended. A full job description with qualifications can be found here. PSC offers a competitive salary based on experience and an excellent benefit package. The Professional Staff Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 2, 2018 or until position filled. Please send cover letter and resume to:  Barbara Gabriel, Professional Staff Congress, 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10006 /FAX: 212-302-7815/E-mail: bgabriel@pscmail.org.

OHIO

Established law firm located in Cleveland, Ohio, representing Unions and Taft-Hartley benefit funds seeks an Associate with four (4) to seven (7) years of ERISA experience to join our growing practice. Applicants must be 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.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits and a collegial work environment for qualified applicants. There is significant client contact and an opportunity for professional growth. Send resume and writing sample to joblisting@fhplaw.com.

The same firm also seeks an Associate with two (2) to four (4) years of labor/litigation experience to join their growing practice. Applicants must be 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.  We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits and a collegial work environment for qualified applicants. There is significant client contact and an opportunity for professional growth. Send resume and writing sample to joblisting@fhplaw.com.

VIRGINIA

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world, seeks a Senior Benefits Attorney and a Benefits Attorney for our national office in Herndon, Virginia to represent ALPA’s interests in a broad range of employee benefits matters.  Please apply online for these positions at the links listed below:
Senior Benefits Attorney: https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1272/sr.-benefits-attorney/job
Benefits Attorney: https://jobs-alpa.icims.com/jobs/1262/benefits-attorney/job
The Air Line Pilots Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Relocation not provided.

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: (1) detailed cover letter, (2) resume, (3) law school transcript, and (4) three references, c/o David Helfer, Executive Director, to helfer@workerlaw.com. No phone calls, please.

WISCONSIN

Associate Labor Attorney:  The Previant Law Firm, S.C., a Milwaukee based union-side labor and employment and fringe benefit fund law firm,  seeks an associate attorney who is a recent graduate ( zero (0) to three (3) years experience) with a demonstrated interest in representing labor unions.  Excellent research and writing skills along with a desire to develop litigation skills is essential.  We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.  Applicants should send a resume, writing sample and law school transcript to Jill M. Hartley at The Previant Law Firm, S.C., 310 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 MW, Milwaukee, WI 53203 or to jh@previant.com.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

CALIFORNIA

Hayes, Ortega & Sanchez is a union-side labor and employment law firm that seeks a qualified law clerk to join its team in the firm’s Monrovia, CA office. This position will require a minimum of 15-20 hours per week. It is required that candidates have a Bachelor’s degree, are currently attending law school, and possess excellent communication, research and writing skills. Candidates with Bilingual ability (Spanish-English) and interest in labor and employment  law are desired. Our firm represents labor unions and their members throughout California, including, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Nurses, Teamsters, and other employees in the public and private sectors. Our practice includes litigation (federal, state, and appellate), arbitration, administrative hearings, contract negotiations, counseling and providing advice and guidance to labor unions.  The attorneys and staff at the firm are friendly and supportive, the atmosphere is collegial, and the issues are both challenging and interesting. Please apply if you want to make a difference in the lives of working people. Please forward a cover letter, resume, writing sample (your best work) and salary requirements to Dennis J. Hayes by email to djh@sdlaborlaw.com.  No telephone calls please.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

James & Hoffman is a litigation boutique in Washington, DC, with a focus on representing employees and unions in labor disputes, class actions, wage and hour cases, discrimination cases, whistleblower cases, and more. Our litigation practice is demanding and diverse, and our firm’s collegial work environment gives substantial responsibility to young lawyers. Summer associates can expect to be involved in a range of projects dictated by the firm’s ongoing litigation needs. When possible, summer associates are given opportunities to attend depositions, arbitrations, and court appearances, as well as meetings and events in the D.C.-area labor community. Applicants should have superior academic records; excellent writing, research and oral communication skills; and strong work references. We prefer applicants with a demonstrated interest in plaintiff-side litigation, labor law, or employment law. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Ryan Griffin at regriffin@jamhoff.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 Fall 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.

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