SEIU Local 32BJ, Deputy Director, Legal Coordination - Contract Grievance Center

23 Jan 2017 2:29 PM | Anonymous

The Contracts and Grievance Center (CGC) of SEIU Local 32BJ, one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic labor unions, with over 145,000 members in the property services industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia, is looking for a responsible and dedicated attorney to manage the legal operation of CGC’s representation of members in the grievance arbitration process.   Components of the position include:

Arbitration process

·         Supervision and development of arbitration attorneys,

·         Strategically managing the arbitration docket

·         Limited arbitration caseload

·         Coordination with the union’s legal department on arbitration cases and related matters such as labor board issues

Grievance Operations - Coordination with the Deputy Director for Operations on support for grievance representatives including

·         Support on contract interpretation questions and complex cases

·         Supervision of discrimination claim investigation process

·         Training for grievance staff on contract interpretation

·         Supporting the department in quality grievance handling

Field Operations

·         Coordination with union officers and field representation on institutionally significant contract enforcement issues.

Candidates must be interested in representing working class individuals, enjoy advocating on a daily basis, and have a significant interest in or prior experience in the labor movement.   We are looking for persons with 8-10 years of attorney and relevant management experience. Women and persons of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bilingual (Spanish, Polish or Albanian) is a plus.  We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.  Salary commensurate with experience as well as excellent benefits.  This position is based in Local 32BJ’s headquarters in NYC, but some travel is necessary to other locations on the East Coast.   Please email a letter of interest, resume and references to Dania Blanco at

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