• - General Counsel
  • $130,000 - $160,000 depending on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health and welfare; pension; 401k and paid leave

Are you passionate about economic fairness and social justice? Do you want to improve the lives of working people and strengthen the labor movemement? If you answered, "Yes!" then the AFL-CIO may be the right place for you. We are the largest federation of labor unions in the United States, and our team of dynamic professionals is dedicated to growing worker power and ensuring every working person has a voice on the job. When you work at the AFL-CIO, your're more than just an individual employee - you're helping to lead a movement with a proud history and a bright future ahead. 

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 57 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 Union Lawyers Alliance (ULA) (an organization of 2,000 lawyers representing affiliate of the AFL-CIO and their local unions) and assist with the development and implementation of the ULA's educational programing for union-side labor lawyers across the country. We provide advice and assistance to all the departments 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 needs.

We are looking for a lawyer with experience working in-house for a union or in a union-side labor law firm to join our team. We are seeking a lawyer who is a team player with strong analytical, writing and communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to 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, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Please apply by February 1, 2022.

**Please note that the AFL-CIO requires all staff to be fully vaccinated unless granted a medical or religious exemption as set forth in EEOC guidelines.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.


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