SEIU Local 32BJ

Contract Enforcement Paralegal

Based in New York City, NY

32BJ is one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic labor unions, with over 175,000 members in the property services industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia. We currently have an opening for a Paralegal to join our Contract Enforcement department in the Manhattan office.

The Paralegal processes time sensitive grievances and meets and corresponds with members who have workplace issues or grievances. The Paralegal is also expected to support field representatives and arbitration attorneys in managing the overall volume of grievances and arbitrations.

Through the process, the Paralegal may meet with members, employer representatives, union field representatives, union attorneys and other staff to investigate workplace issues. In addition, the position requires doing complex wage calculations using Microsoft Excel in large back-pay cases and legal research on contract claims.

Additional Qualifications Include:

  • Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to social justice, and an interest in representing workers from diverse backgrounds;
  • Strong written and oral English and Spanish skills are required;
  • Candidates must have strong listening and communication skills in order to work with diverse members who are presenting workplace issues;
  • Strong writing and computer skills (including Excel) are required;
  • Candidates with experience using LexisNexis or Westlaw for legal research are preferred;
  • Candidates with union representation experience are preferred, but candidates with an interest in workers’ rights and relevant work experience (eg, in social work, or paralegal) may be considered.

SEIU 32BJ offers a competitive salary based on experience, and an excellent benefits package including employer-paid medical and dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

To Apply:
Please email a letter of interest and a résumé to Melissa Chan at: mchan@seiu32bj.org. Please use the reference “Contract Enforcement Paralegal” in the subject line of your email.

SEIU 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.