Hiring Hall

August 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

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, a 16-Attorney law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento, currently has a position open in their Sacramento office for an attorney with up to five (5) years’ experience. The firm’s practice includes all aspects of union-side labor and employment law, including representing public and private sector unions, teachers, employee benefit plans, and individual employees. Applicants must be admitted to the bar, although not necessarily in California. In addition to a strong academic background and superior writing and oral advocacy skills, applicants must share our commitment to the labor movement. We welcome applicants with union-related experience but have also hired attorneys with experience in plaintiffs’ employment law and/or public interest law. Applicants should have completed labor and employment law courses. Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, APC is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail resume with cover letter, transcript, references, and writing sample to employmentsac2017@beesontayer.com. No hard copy applications, please.

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

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

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

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

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

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”) seeks a tough, dynamic, creative and resilient lawyer dedicated to representing workers and their institutions. We have an opening for a litigation attorney for our Alameda, California office. WRR is known for its advocacy on behalf of unions and working people, and seeks an Associate to work on traditional labor and litigation matters. Applicants must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary research, writing, and analytical skills. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar or awaiting bar exam results. Duties include union representation at arbitration, and all stages of litigation including drafting briefs, conducting discovery, including 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. Judicial Clerkship experience is a plus. WRR is an equal opportunity employer and invites applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, resume, salary history, and two substantive writing samples to Jennifer Calhoun, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 200, Alameda, California 94501, or by                                 e-mail, jcalhoun@unioncounsel.net.

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.

COLORADO

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

AFSCME is looking for a full-time Associate General Counsel, preferably with three (3) to seven (7) years of legal experience, for our Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC. The position provides legal representation to the officers and staff of the International Union and AFSCME councils and locals throughout the United States. Candidates who have a combination of education and experience with labor relations issues in the public and private sector, internal union, union security, and organizing issues will be considered, as will candidates with experience in federal and state election and campaign finance law and compliance obligations. Skills required include an ability to: interpret laws, rulings and regulations; prepare legal briefs and memoranda; develop strategy and arguments; provide advice to clients; and coordination and leadership of complex and national matters affecting AFSCME. Please send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Judy Rivlin, General Counsel, AFSCME, 1101 17th Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036. AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law. Salary range, commensurate with education and experience, is $92,294- $157, 856.

Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, based in Washington, DC, has represented labor unions and individual workers in federal courts and other forums for over 25 years. We are seeking a motivated attorney with excellent academics and strong research and writing skills to join the firm as an associate; judicial clerkship or one (1) to three (3) years litigation experience is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to 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.

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

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

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

HAWAII

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

KANSAS

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

MICHIGAN

Gregory, Moore, Jeakle & Brooks, located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, seeks an associate attorney. We represent public and private sector labor unions, Taft-Hartley funds, and individual employees in a variety of employment matters. Applicants with legal practice experience and prior experience in the labor movement or other progressive causes preferred. Bar admission preferred but will consider July 2017 bar exam applicants. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and writing sample to Scott A. Brooks, scott@unionlaw.net.

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.

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

NEW YORK

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

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

Pitta LLP, a labor, employment and employee benefits law firm in New York City, is seeking an ERISA attorney – partner (business not necessary), counsel or senior associate with at least six (6) years of experience. We represent 40 plus labor unions in the public and private sector, as well as their affiliated employee benefit funds. Applicants must have extensive experience representing multi-employer Taft–Hartley benefit funds. Applicants should be admitted to the New York State bar, have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills, be able to work independently and collegially as part of a team, and have a commitment to the labor movement. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, qualified plan design and review, compliance, fund merger and acquisition issues, IRS and DOL audits, providing legal advice to Fund Trustees and Trust Fund administrative personnel, and working with other plan professionals. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Pitta LLP is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Please e-mail a resume and unedited writing sample to Karen L. Mullaney, kmullaney@pittalaw.com. E-mail submissions only, please.

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

OHIO

IUE-CWA, the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America, is seeking a General Counsel. The position requires at least five (5) years of experience, preferably on the staff of an International Union or performing a traditional union-side practice for a law firm. The General Counsel advises the IUE-CWA President, directs and supervises the work of two staff attorneys and the department’s secretary, as well as advises IUE CWA service staff in all traditional labor and employment law areas (NLRA, LMRDA, FMLA, etc.), in addition to the usual administrative duties of a legal department. The position requires relocating to Dayton, Ohio, where IUE-CWA’s headquarters are located (relocation costs are subsidized by the Union). In addition to the qualifications above, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, flexible, able to work with diverse groups, social justice minded, and willing to assist the entire IUE-CWA headquarters team as called upon to move the IUE-CWA agenda forward. Experience with the manufacturing sector is a plus. The position will require some travel. The position includes all of CWA’s generous employee benefits and will pay between $112,000 to $121,000, depending on experience. Please send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Helen Kalbaugh, hkalbaugh@iue-cwa.org.

VIRGINIA

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

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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

NEW YORK

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, located in New York City, is a full service union-side labor, employee benefits, and employment law firm. The firm represents national, regional and local labor unions, pension plans, welfare plans, and the interests of employees in a wide variety of matters. Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP seeks Law Clerks for Spring 2018. Applicants should have strong research and writing skills. Coursework in Labor Law and/or ERISA is preferred. Union, journal and/or moot court experience is a plus. Compensation is $25/hour. Women, minorities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to Ms. Kate M. Swearengen, Esq., Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, 900 Third Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, N.Y. 10022, or by e-mail, clerks@cwsny.com. No phone calls, please.

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

VIRGINIA

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

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 It has been brought to our attention that vacancy notices sent by the Lawyers Coordinating Committee to Law School Placement offices are being circulated without including the specific requirements of the position.  Our members have notified us that applicants have contacted them to apply for positions for which they have no information regarding the qualifications and experience required. To ensure this service is worthwhile to all the parties, please include the relevant information in all vacancy notices circulated.

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