SEIU Local 32BJ

Assistant General Counsel
Contract Enforcement

Based in New York, NY


At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.

The Contract Enforcement Department of 32BJ SEIU is looking for a responsible and dedicated Attorney to represent the Union in the grievance arbitration process.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Handling a rigorous, high-volume arbitration caseload
  • Advising Union Representatives on contract interpretation questions
  • Assisting with a variety of contract enforcement issues
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements

The ideal candidate is a licensed attorney with at least five years of Union-side arbitration representation experience or other relevant litigation experience. The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, is interested in representing working class individuals, must enjoy advocating on a daily basis, and have a significant interest in and/or prior experience in the labor movement. Bilingual (Spanish, Polish or Albanian) is a plus.


  • This position is a full-time position that occasionally requires hours outside normal business hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • This position is based in the New York, NY office.
  • This position requires travel.

The salary range for this role with experience starts at $117,644.00. 32BJ offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including generous vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days, and, after the first year of service, four personal days. The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “Contract Enforcement Attorney” in the subject line of your email.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit www.seiu32bj.org.

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