Staff Attorney

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Legal Department has a rare opening for a staff attorney in its headquarters office. The UMWA relies on
its legal staff to further the Union’s historic mission as a progressive force for change. The law practice is varied, and includes a wide range of matters, including
enforcing collective bargaining agreements; organizing; work preservation; collective bargaining; safety and health; bankruptcy; internal union affairs; and
general legal matters. The Legal Department is regularly involved in significant litigation in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies, and also helps the Union with its legislative and political activities. The UMWA has a small and collegial legal department staffed by lawyers who are dedicated to improving the working lives of our members.

The office is located in the Washington, DC metro area, 19 miles south of the I-495 Beltway, in Triangle, VA.

The UMWA encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to union-side labor law, strong writing ability, and some grit to apply. We will consider those with considerable experience, as well as new lawyers. For more information about the United Mine Workers of America, visit our website at To apply, please send a cover letter setting forth why you would like to work with us and the attributes that you will bring to the UMWA, a resume with references, and two writing samples to: UMWA General Counsel Kevin Fagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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