United Food and Commercial Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Assistant General Counsel

Based in Washington, DC


The Organization:
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is one of the largest private sector labor unions in the United States and Canada. Our 1.3 million members are primarily employed in grocery stores; food processing and packing plants; department and drug stores; and distillery and chemical industries. (www.ufcw.org).

UFCW is seeking an attorney with 3 or more years of experience in labor and employment law to work as an Assistant General Counsel in its legal department.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Practice before the NLRB, DOL and EEOC, and other federal or state agencies;
  • Advising labor organizations on internal union matters, including personnel matters;
  • Litigating civil actions on behalf of labor organizations in federal or state courts, including claims arising under the NLRA, LMRA, LMRDA, immigration, First Amendment, defamation, FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and other employment laws;
  • Advising local unions on and handling arbitration cases.
  • Experience in advising local unions in collective bargaining proposals and drafting collective bargaining language is a plus.

Applicants should have excellent writing, analytical, advocacy, communication, research and interpersonal skills.

Applicants must be willing to travel.

Knowledge of the NLRA is a plus.

Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

The successful candidate must have or obtain Washington, DC bar membership.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising union officers and staff on a wide range of matters, including organizing campaigns (both traditional and nontraditional), defamation, corporate governance, collective bargaining, contract language, strikes, immigration, employment discrimination, internal union issues and, personnel matters.
  • Representing the UFCW and UFCW local unions in proceedings before federal or state agencies and courts.
  • Assisting and managing outside counsel.
  • Speaking at union conferences and meetings.
  • Facilitating training for union officers, staff and members.
  • Travel is required.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.

Full-time position.

Posting duration:
Posting closes when position is filled.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, résumé, writing sample and references to: http://www.dcjobs.com/j/58128787

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer and invites persons of all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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