Policy Legal Fellow
New York, NY
SEIU Local 32BJ is a progressive and dynamic labor organization representing over 175,000 property service workers, including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees, throughout 12 states and Washington, DC on the East Coast. While each fellowship experience varies according to the work of the department, fellows can expect to be involved in a range of matters relating to economic, racial, immigrant and climate justice as well as questions of home rule. A major emphasis will be on legal rights for workers. The Policy Legal fellow will work primarily on state and local legislative and policy advocacy throughout the 12 states and Washington DC in which Local 32BJ operates.
The Policy Department has an opening for a Policy Legal Fellow starting in August or September 2020. This is a full-time, one to two-year position based in Local 32BJ’s New York City office, with a competitive salary and full benefits
The Policy Legal Fellow Responsibilities Include:
Legislative and policy drafting, legal research, other policy-related research, and development of advocacy materials. This position does not involve litigation, but will involve substantial legal work In addition to legal research, job duties will include: analyzing public contracts, leases, and financial agreements; reviewing legislative proposals; among other things. The fellow will have opportunities to work directly with Union staff, state and local government officials, and union members as well as with progressive ally organizations.
Additional qualifications include:
Recent law graduates, judicial clerks, and third-year law students are welcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills; a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights and labor organizing; as well as a demonstrated commitment to some or all of the following: economic, racial, immigrant and climate justice. Some travel will be required.
SEIU 32BJ offers a competitive salary based on experience, and an excellent benefits package including 100% employer-paid family health insurance.
To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, writing sample, references, and law school transcript to: HR@seiu32bj.org. with “Policy Legal Fellow” in the Subject line. 32BJ SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.