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Teoeo
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In House - Unions?

Postby Teoeo » Mon May 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Does anyone have any idea about how inhouse work for unions works?

to summarize: how does one get these jobs, what do they do (do they outsource a lot vs. doing more themselves) and how much does it pay?

p.s. ^_^

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Re: In House - Unions?

Postby TTH » Mon May 17, 2010 11:09 pm

Teoeo wrote:Does anyone have any idea about how inhouse work for unions works?

to summarize: how does one get these jobs, what do they do (do they outsource a lot vs. doing more themselves) and how much does it pay?

p.s. ^_^


I worked for a large local (30,000 members). We had a staff of over 100 and a few JDs on staff, but they weren't on staff in the capacity of in-house counsel. We had a small firm on retainer and the firm's entire practice was us and a couple other unions. I'm sure there are legal departments at the international level, but I don't imagine they hire straight out of law school. They are probably looking for experience either as an agent with NLRB, a mediator with FMCS, or at least some labor law experience at a firm. At the very least, an organizing/representational pre-law background would help.

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Re: In House - Unions?

Postby jdstl » Mon May 17, 2010 11:16 pm

Indeed, even "Union Side" labor law firms tend to be very small and pay well below corporate side work. It's really best to think of labor law as a public interest area.

If you wanted an in-house union job (which do exist and larger national unions) you could probably put in a few years at the NLRB or DoL and be set up nicely. I tend to think the NLRB is one of the most overlooked areas to do meaningful PI work.

Edit:

NLRB Honors Program: --LinkRemoved--

DoL Honors Program: http://www.dol.gov/sol/honorsprogram.htm

Not really sure how competitive they are, but certainly less so than DoJ/CIA/State Honors jobs.

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Re: In House - Unions?

Postby Renzo » Wed May 19, 2010 1:40 am

Google the Peggy Browning Fund. It's a great opportunity if you're interested in union-side labor law.

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Re: In House - Unions?

Postby jdstl » Wed May 19, 2010 2:10 pm

Renzo wrote:Google the Peggy Browning Fund. It's a great opportunity if you're interested in union-side labor law.


That looks awesome. Good find.




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