AFSCME Council 93

AFSCME Council 93

Assistant General Counsel
Legal Department

Based in Boston, MA


Salary: $87,076.90 – $120,036.47

Provides technical services, representation and supervisory functions. Servicing a variety of local unions in Council 93’s four State jurisdiction. Exercises direct supervision over, assigns work to, and reviews the performance of small number of field and clerical staff. Fills in during the absence of the General Counsel.

Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work; assessing the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews; determining subordinates and membership’s training needs and providing or arranging for such training; identifying and developing potential field; motivating subordinates and membership to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

  • Experience handling grievances
  • Proven ability to negotiate
  • Work with the membership and representatives of employers
  • Ability to speak effectively and to deal tactfully with bargaining unit members
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to understand general instructions and to convey instructions to others
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts’s, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire public sector labor laws
  • Experience before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Travel and extended work hours may be required
  • Proficient with zoom and other virtual platforms, as well as basic computer knowledge
  • Valid Driver’s License and Automobile
  • Drafting complaints for administrative agencies or courts
  • Drafting motions, memoranda and other documents for administrative agencies and courts.
  • Preparation of cases (interviewing, investigating, seeking out documents)
  • Presentation of cases before third parties, e.g., employers, arbitrators, hearing officers, judges
  • Assisting Coordinators in a particular area as assigned
  • Attending local meetings or giving talks on legal topics
  • Researching and answering, orally or in writing, legal questions from staff, local officers or members
  • Participating in consultations on strategies for staff and locals to deal with and favorably resolve problems or disputes
  • Other duties as may be required.


  • Four years demonstrated experience in labor relations
  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar required
  • Membership in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire bar desirable

Preference will be given to internal candidates. Other individuals should send a résumé and cover letter to: Anna Owen, Executive Administrative Assistant, via email to resume@afscme93.org.

Posting Date: December 29, 2020
Closing Date: January 5, 2021

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