Hiring Hall

January 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.


 

AFL-CIO LCC TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION

The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee is seeking to temporarily fill an administrative position at our offices in Washington, DC. The opening is immediate and will end at some point during the summer, but no later than August 31, 2018. Click here for a detailed job description. Salary is in the low $60,000s, depending on experience, and includes health benefits. Applicants must apply online at: http://aflcio.hirecentric.com/jobs/.


CALIFORNIA

The California Faculty Association (CFA),  is seeking a Deputy Chief of Staff. Job requirements include: staff management experience; demonstrated skill in developing and managing staff teams; demonstrated ability to infuse racial and social justice work into the everyday work of the union; experience bargaining/administering collective bargaining agreements; and ability to interpret laws, rules and policies. The ideal candidate will have skill and progressive experience in Human Resources administration (including the evaluation of staff, benefits administration and staff development training) and a strong commitment to advancing racial and social justice transformation in the union movement and beyond. The Deputy Chief of Staff acts for the Chief of Staff, and fulfills substantive day-to-day duties associated with that role, in the Chief of Staff’s absence. Familiarity working with union officers and member-based committees. Juris Doctor or advanced degree a plus. CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid leave. Please send cover letter, resume (with references), and two writing samplesto searchcommittee@calfac.org. The full job description can be viewed here.

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

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 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: 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.

Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers (SSDS), a union-side labor law and employee benefits firm in Los Angeles, CA, seeks an ERISA attorney with three (3) or more years of experience to join our employee benefits practice. Responsibilities will include drafting and review of plan documents and service provider contracts, compliance, working with plan professionals, and providing advice to Fund personnel and Trustees. Applicants must have experience in employee benefits law, be detail-oriented, and possess excellent research, writing, and verbal communication skills. Current admission to the California bar is preferred, though not required. Please e-mail resume and writing sample to hiringpartner@ssdslaw.com.

Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner, a smaller progressive Bay Area law firm located in San Jose, California, is seeking an attorney with trial and litigation experience. The firm represents private and public sector unions in all aspects of labor and employment law, as well as individuals in wage and hour, discrimination and wrongful termination litigation. Applicants must be admitted to the California Bar, and they must be committed to the goals of the labor movement. Spanish language skills are a plus. We are looking for people with strong work experience and academic backgrounds who are passionate about engaging in progressive legal representation and wish to participate in all areas of labor law practice. Compensation commensurate with experience and includes a solid benefit package, profit sharing, and 401(k) match. Wylie, McBride, Platten & Renner is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants from all backgrounds. Please send cover letter, resume and representative writing samples to lbusch@wmprlaw.com.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, based in Washington, DC, has represented labor unions and individual workers in federal courts and other fora for over 25 years. We are seeking a motivated attorney with excellent academics and strong research and writing skills to join the firm as an associate; judicial clerkship or one (1) to three (3) years of litigation experience is strongly preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to employment@geclaw.com, fax to (202) 624-7420, or mail to Guerrieri, Clayman, Bartos, Parcelli & Roma, PC, 1900 M St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.

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.

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

Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, a labor law firm in downtown Boston, is seeking an attorney with two (2) to five (5) years’ experience. We represent exciting, dynamic unions and their affiliated fringe benefit funds in the private and public sectors.  Applicants must have a strong academic background, excellent research and writing skills. This position offers significant case handling responsibility, litigation opportunity, as well as substantial client interaction including the need to interact directly with clients on all subject matters. We have a collegial office and offer a competitive salary as well as generous benefits. Please e-mail or mail resume with cover letter, references, writing sample and, if possible, law school transcript to Michael Feinberg, Feinberg, Campbell & Zack, 177 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109 or maf@fczlaw.com.

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.

Busy, Detroit-area labor and employment law firm representing unions, employee benefit funds, individuals and classes of workers has an opening for an attorney with five(5) to ten (10) years of experience. Motivated candidates should have strong writing skills and a commitment to representing unions and working people. ERISA knowledge/experience is a plus. Mail or email cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and writing sample to McKnight, Canzano, Smith, Radtke & Brault, P.C., Attn: Hiring Partner, 423 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Royal Oak, MI 48067; email: hiring@michworkerlaw.com, tele. no. (248) 354-9650. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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 associate with up to five (5) years of experience and a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement for our labor law practice. 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. Strong research, writing and analytical skills required; a previous judicial clerkship, bankruptcy experience, and/or Spanish language facility is 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 strongly encouraged to apply. The applicant must be able to promptly begin employment. Please send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to: Evan Hudson-Plush, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP at ehudson-plush@cwsny.com. Please place “Associate Position” in the Subject line of your submission. You can learn more about our firm at www.cwsny.com.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP in New York, NY is also seeking 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.

Labor Attorney, Office of General Counsel, New York City – NYSUT, a major statewide membership organization seeks an experienced Labor Attorney for a full time career opportunity. Qualified applicants will be responsible for the following: 1) Litigation of discipline matters for members. 2) Litigation matters for NYSUT, local unions and members on a wide range of issues in arbitration, State and Federal agencies and courts. 3) Provide legal advice on a wide spectrum of government and employment related matters. 4) Formulation of legal agreements in employment and other contexts. 5) Creation of pleadings, memoranda of law, position statements and legal opinions. 6) Present at education and training programs for staff, local affiliates and members. Minimum one (1) to six (6)+ years trial and writing experience relevant to labor litigation required. Knowledge of the American Labor movement and its objectives is preferred. Experience in public sector labor law required. Private sector labor law experience a plus. Knowledge of and participation in employee discipline systems helpful. Experience in the review and preparation of settlement agreements preferred. New York Bar admission required. NYSUT offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package. Position is located at NYSUT’S Office of General Counsel, New York City. Please send resume and cover letter by January 12, 2018 to NYSUT Human Resources: hr@nysutmail.org. EOE.

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 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.

FELLOWSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, AND LAW CLERK OPPORTUNITIES

CALIFORNIA

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

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.

ILLINOIS

Service Employees International Union, Local 73, a union representing over 29,000 public sector, social services, and educational employees throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana seeks a law student or recent graduate for a part-time law clerk position in its Chicago office. Duties include assisting the Union’s attorneys with research, brief writing, and meeting with affected members and witnesses. The Law Clerk will assist with the broad range of legal matters addressed by the Union, including grievance arbitration, internal Union issues, and working with the Union’s attorneys on cases before courts, administrative agencies, and state and federal labor boards. The Law Clerk may have opportunities to actively participate in hearings and administrative proceedings. Qualifications include strong research, writing, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to work with a diverse group of people. SEIU Local 73 is an equal opportunity employer, and people of color, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to Daniel Zapata at dzapata@seiu73.org.. Completion of the basic labor law course is not required, but applicants who have taken such a course should so note on their resume.

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

 

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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.