United Food and Commercial Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers

Law Fellow

Based in Washington, DC

The Legal Department of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is seeking a new lawyer to work as a Law Fellow in its Washington, DC office. The fellowship is for one year, with possible renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement of the fellow and the UFCW. Competitive salary. Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are invited to apply.

Law Fellows work with experienced attorneys on a variety of issues, including organizing campaigns (both traditional and nontraditional), collective bargaining, strikes, litigation and other UFCW initiatives. In addition to labor and employment law, law fellows are exposed to the First Amendment, defamation and immigration law.

Applicants should have demonstrated a commitment to workers’ rights and to the labor movement. Applicants should also possess strong analytical ability, and effective oral and written communication skills.

The successful applicant must be or become a member of the DC bar.

As the largest private sector labor union in North America, the United Food and Commercial Workers represents more than 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada. Its members are employed principally in grocery stores, food processing and packing plants, and department and drug stores.

The UFCW’s legal department represents the International Union and local unions on legal issues arising from organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, union administration, personnel and other matters.

To Apply
To apply for the Fellowship, email a cover letter, résumé, writing sample and law school transcript to: resume@ufcw.org, with a copy to: gwiszynski@ufcw.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer and invites persons of all backgrounds to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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