Assistant General Counsel (3+ Years' Experience)

UFCW International Union
District of Columbia

The Organization:
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union is one of the largest private sector labor unions in the United States and Canada. Our 1.3 million members are primarily employed in grocery stores; food processing and packing plants; department and drug stores; health care and cannabis; and distillery and chemical industries. (

UFCW is seeking an attorney with 3 or more years of experience in labor and employment law to work as an assistant general counsel in its legal department.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Practice before the NLRB, DOL and EEOC, and other federal or state agencies.
  • Advising unions on the NLRA, LMRA, LMRDA, FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and other employment laws, immigration issues and First Amendment issues.
  • Litigating civil actions on behalf of unions in federal or state courts, including claims arising under the NLRA, Title VII and trespass.
  • Advising and assisting unions during organizing campaigns and on collective bargaining issues, including contract administration and grievance-arbitration.
  • Advising unions of other organizations on internal matters, including personnel matters.

Applicants should have excellent writing, analytical, advocacy, communication, research, and interpersonal skills.

Extensive knowledge of the NLRA and Spanish language proficiency are desirable.

The successful candidate must be licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia or be licensed in another state and be able to successfully apply for admission to the DC Bar.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Advising and assisting union officers and staff on a wide range of matters, including organizing campaigns (both traditional and nontraditional), collective bargaining, strikes, defamation, corporate governance, immigration, employment discrimination, legislative proposals, internal union issues and personnel matters.

Representing the UFCW International Union and its local unions in proceedings before federal or state agencies and courts.

Assisting and managing outside counsel.

Speaking at union conferences and meetings.

Facilitating training for union officers, staff, and members.

Travel is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to work in-person during regular work hours in the Washington, DC office.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits.

Full-time position.

Posting duration:
Posting closes when position is filled.

To apply submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and references to:

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and invites persons of all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the state and federal laws.

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