United Food and Commercial Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Spring 2022 Law Clerk

Based in Washington, DC


Background: As the largest private sector labor union in North America, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada. Our members work primarily in retail food stores; food packinghouses and processing plants; department and drug stores; chemical facilities; and distillery and cannabis industries.

Job Description: The Law Clerk will work closely with attorneys to produce legal research and writing on important worker issues, including labor and civil rights laws and related legal proceedings and legislation. The work of law clerks supports the goals of the union’s officers and staff, including to further organizing campaigns and engage in legislative advocacy at the federal and state level. Law clerks also assist in developing potential litigation and counseling decision-makers, including affiliate local unions and the UFCW’s regional and program-level staff. We involve law clerks as much as possible in discussions with attorneys and staff so that clerks may understand how their work fits into the union’s wider mission, and how unions develop strategies for organizing workers and advancing worker interests.

Requirements: Completion of one year of law school. Strong written and oral communication skills. Commitment to progressive social change, worker rights, the labor movement, and/or economic justice.

Compensation and Hours: $20.00 per hour; at least 15 hours per week; and preferably 20 or more hours per week with as many consecutive hours per day and days per week as possible.

Location: We expect that the law clerk will work in-person at our office located at 1775 K St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Duration: Spring semester 2022

To Apply: Please submit a résumé, cover letter, a writing sample/excerpt to: http://www.dcjobs.com/j/59842662.

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. (ADA)

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