General Counsel

Based in Pittsburgh, PA

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) is seeking applicants for the General Counsel position at the Union’s national headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UE is a national union representing private and public sector workers across many industries throughout the United States. UE has a proud 80 year history of militant, rank-and-file trade unionism. UE is generally considered to be the most democratic and politically progressive union in the United States.

The UE legal department is a small, fast-paced environment that maintains an informal atmosphere. The legal department provides advice and legal support to the UE’s national officers, field staff and locals. The majority of the legal department’s work is traditional labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor relations boards across the country. However, the legal department regularly handles matters covering a wide variety of other areas of law including, but not limited to, employment law, contract law, immigration law, pension and benefits law and international law. The UE legal department has a long history of bringing novel cases and creating new law.

The General Counsel is under the direct supervision of the three national officers. The General Counsel:

  • Provides advice and support to the Union’s staff and officers
  • Represents the Union and its members in court, administrative hearings, arbitrations and in front of international tribunals
  • Develops and conducts training for union staff, leaders, members and unorganized workers regarding a wide variety of legal issues
  • Engages in other representational activities as directed by the national officers

The ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney with a history of activism and a deep understanding of labor law and democratic trade unionism. Attorneys interested in applying for the General Counsel position should email a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references to:

Peter Knowlton, UE General President
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
One Gateway Center, Suite 1400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone 412.471.8919
Facsimile 412.471.8999
E-mail: pknowlton@ueunion.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are submitted. UE is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Union very strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people from working class backgrounds to apply.

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