Hiring Hall

September 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 its 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.

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.

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.

SEIU Local 721, located in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking to hire a Senior Labor Representative. The local is recognized as one of the largest and strongest unions of publicly funded employees in the nation. We are on the forefront of local politics, defending public services in the face of budget challenges, organizing workers in the public service sectors, and are key players in national reform efforts. We are looking for an experienced individual to provide representation to members in civil service hearings and arbitrations in our Los Angeles office. This position also provides advice to members and other union staff on labor relations issues and may be assigned to bargaining as needed. Duties include representing members at formal evidentiary hearings conducted under civil service rules, personnel policies, or collective bargaining agreements; writing briefs; and appearing before civil service or personnel commissions on all matters. Experience conducting evidentiary hearings as first chair with legal writing experience for at least three years is strongly preferred. Private or public sector labor experience, and a JD is also preferred. This is a represented position with a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous life insurance. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to careers@seiu721.org with “Senior Labor Representative” in the subject line.

Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld (“WRR”) seeks a tough, dynamic, creative and resilient lawyer dedicated to representing workers and their institutions for a litigation attorney in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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 City’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards is looking for an attorney with five to seven years of labor and employment law experience to join its team. The attorney will assist OLPS in its efforts to empower workers by helping implement and enforce municipal labor laws before the City’s administrative tribunal. They will also help OLPS review and draft proposed legislation and analyze complex legal and policy issues. And they will supervise the negotiation and drafting of comprehensive settlement agreements that include civil penalties, monetary restitution for affected employees, and injunctive relief. Additional information can be found here. If you have questions, you may contact OLPS Legal Director Jill Maxwell, jmaxwell@dca.nyc.gov.

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.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

CALIFORNIA

Leonard Carder LLP, located in both Oakland and San Francisco, is now accepting applications for 2018 summer law clerk positions. Our firm serves the labor movement, working people, and progressive causes. Over the firm’s eighty-plus year history, its attorneys have represented the ILWU in its struggles to bring economic security, workplace safety, and industrial democracy to the West Coast waterfront; defended Harry Bridges and other progressives targeted in the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1940s and 50s; represented protestors who sat-in over discriminatory hiring policies at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel in San Francisco; aided Free Speech Movement activists and conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War; and assisted numerous other labor unions to organize and represent workers. Today, our attorneys continue to advance workers’ rights by representing the labor movement and bringing class and individual actions on behalf of workers, as well as maintaining and defending worker benefits through representation of employee benefit plans. If you share our commitment to workers’ rights, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references to Lindsay Nicholas, lnicholas@leonardcarder.com. Summer law clerk positions last approximately 10 weeks and are paid. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities. We are planning to select law clerks during the month of October so interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.

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 and Summer 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 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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