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Associate General Counsel

The AFL-CIO Office of the General Counsel is seeking applications for an Associate General Counsel to join a staff of seven lawyers who work on a broad range of legal issues in many different programmatic areas on behalf of the AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions.
The AFL-CIO is a federation of 56 national and international unions who together represent 12.5 million working men and women across the United States. The AFL-CIO is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and this position is based in Washington, D.C.
The Office of the General Counsel engages in litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, National Labor Relations Board, and other bodies in cases of broad importance to the labor movement. We assist in the development of, advocacy for, and defense of, federal, state, and local legislative and executive branch initiatives to advance workers' rights. We staff the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and assist with the development and implementation of LCC programs. We provide advice and assistance to all the programs of the AFL-CIO, including organizing, legislation, and campaigns. We advise the executive officers and senior staff on a wide range of policy and governance issues and we ensure the Federation's compliance with governing laws. The particular mix of work for the new Associate General Counsel will vary depending on the successful applicant's experience and expertise and our institutional needs. This position will be responsible, among other areas, for implementing the LCC's Diversity Initiative, including the LCC Minority Caucus, the Minority Outreach Program for summer law clerks, and related programs.
We are looking for a lawyer with up to 10 years' experience to join our team. We are seeking a lawyer who is a team player with strong analytical, writing and communication skills and experience working in the labor movement. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references.

The AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. For best consideration, please apply by July 28, 2017.

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