Staff Attorney

Based in Tacoma, WA

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 367 is currently accepting applications to join the team as the Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will also direct the Grievance Department, handling grievances through all stages of the process, from filing to labor arbitration.

The Staff Attorney will be responsible for litigation involving Collective Bargaining Agreements and the National Labor Relations Board. This position is also responsible for providing legal advice to Union officers and staff ranging from organizing workers to representing Union members, as well as general legal issues that arise within a workforce. Occasional interaction with outside counsel will be necessary.

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience, with some labor and employment experience as an intern or practicing attorney preferred. The Staff Attorney must be motivated and passionate about representing workers within the labor movement. Please list any connection you have with the labor movement, personally or professionally, within your cover letter. This position involves significant negotiation and discussion with opposing counsel, requiring a healthy ability for debate and analytical discussion. Washington State bar membership desired, but a license to practice law from any state will be considered.

If you are a self-starter who is able to keep track of deadlines for multiple files, have a good attitude, and excited about labor, send your resume, cover letter and three references to:

Carmie Benavente, Office Manager
UFCW Local 367
By email (preferred) at: ufcw367@ufcw367.org
Or by fax at: 253-589-1512

Salary: DOE

Benefits: health care, dental, vision, 401k matching, automatic participation in one pension with the opportunity to participate in two pensions, one labor law CLE conference registration and travel covered per year, Washington State bar association dues, iPhone 7 for work purposes.

Deadline: Applications close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

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