SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

Legal Department

Based in Renton, WA
(Seattle area)

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a progressive, social justice-oriented healthcare union in Washington State made up of 30,000 nurses, healthcare, and mental health workers. We unite together to improve the quality of patient care by raising standards in the workplace, advocating for workforce training funds for healthcare workers, and standing up for affordable healthcare for all. We fight for economic and social justice for working families in our communities and we strive for organizational leadership that reflects our diverse membership including women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals.

The legal department plays a vital role in supporting our union.

Job Duties

  • Advise officers, members, delegates and organizers;
  • Provide analysis and counsel on legal issues including collective bargaining, representation and other issues;
  • Write, review, and edit briefs, reports and correspondence;
  • Train and direct organizers to ensure union members stand up and enforce their contracts and their rights in the workplace;
  • Conduct administrative hearings and arbitrations;
  • Interpret, analyze and apply labor agreements to fact patterns;
  • Organize and manage databases and documents;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association
  • Active membership in the State Bar of Washington
  • Valid driver's license, car and insurance
  • Ability to work long hours including evenings and weekends as necessary or travel.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Activist with commitment and experience fighting for social justice
  • Union experience preferred
  • Knowledge of labor and employment law, with mentorship available
  • Two years prior legal experience preferred
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to listen actively and articulate issues
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Interested candidates must send a cover letter, a résumé, and a brief writing sample: pennyl@seiu1199nw.org.

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