United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

Staff Attorney

Based in Pittsburgh, PA
with a possible remote option


The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) is seeking applicants for a Staff Attorney position at the Union’s national headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UE is a national union representing private and public sector workers across many industries throughout the United States. UE has a proud 80-year history of militant, rank-and-file trade unionism. UE is generally considered to be the most democratic and politically progressive union in the United States.

The legal department provides advice and legal support to the UE’s national officers, field staff, and locals. The majority of the legal department’s work is traditional labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor relations boards across the country. However, the legal department regularly advises on a range of employment law matters. The UE legal department has a long history of bringing novel cases and creating new law.

The Staff Attorney:

  • Provides advice and support to the Union’s staff and officers
  • Represents the Union and its members in court, administrative hearings, arbitrations and in front of international tribunals
  • Develops and conducts training for union staff, leaders, members, and unorganized workers regarding a wide variety of legal issues
  • Engages in other representational activities as directed by the national officers
  • Reports directly to the General Counsel

The ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney with a history of activism and a sound understanding of labor law and democratic trade unionism. The salary for this position is $70,567.25 per year. Benefits include excellent health care and retirement benefits. Remote or hybrid work arrangements are possible depending on the candidate.

To Apply
Attorneys interested in applying for the Staff Attorney position should email a résumé, cover letter, writing sample and three references to: jobs@ueunion.org

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
4 Smithfield Street, 9th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Telephone 412.471.8919
Facsimile 412.471.8999

UE is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Union very strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people from working class backgrounds to apply.

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