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Staff Attorney
National Immigration Law Center
NILC has an immediate opening for a Staff Attorney to join its legal department. An experienced litigator, the Staff Attorney will work on precedent-setting cases to advance the rights of low-income immigrants and their families. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in impact litigation on key issues across the country impacting low-income immigrants and to work in a legal department with a creative and deeply client-centered focus and a team-based approach to the work. The position is based, ideally, in either NILC’s Los Angeles, Calif., or Washington, DC, office, with location flexibility for the right candidate. The Staff Attorney reports to the Supervising Attorney.
Contract Attorney - Litigation Consultant
National Immigration Law Center
NILC has an immediate opening for a senior litigator with significant experience in complex federal litigation to provide support to our legal staff of nearly 15 litigators and 3 paralegals on a wide range of complex federal cases challenging federal and state policies and practices that adversely impact low-income immigrants and communities of color. This is a temporary position and we expect the assignment to last about 9 months. The individual will report to the Deputy Legal Director.
Worker Center Organizer
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH)
MassCOSH seeks a Worker Center Organizer who will provide training and support organizing and advocacy efforts of immigrant workers seeking to address unsafe and unhealthy workplace conditions, discrimination, wage and hour violations, etc. The Worker Center Organizer will also participate in other MassCOSH initiatives to promote safe and healthy working conditions for workers, particularly low-income, immigrant workers. The Worker Center Organizer will report to the Worker Center Director.
Encourage, support and assist workers to organize for workplace improvements. Specifically, support groups of workers, helping them overcome their fears of organizing and understand realistically the challenges they face; help workers develop an organizing strategy and think through all the possible ways they can pressure their employer to improve conditions; link workers with other resources available through MassCOSH (health/safety experts, attorneys, volunteers with experience in workers’ compensation, MCAD, etc.).

See the MassCOSH website for the full job description in English and Spanish.

Visite el sitio de MassCOSH para ver la descripción del puesto en espanol e inglés.
Health and Safety Trainer
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
MassCOSH seeks a bi-lingual, full-time trainer to organize and conduct health and safety trainings in both English and Spanish for workers, unions and community organizations, especially immigrant, low wage workers and to develop and deliver health and safety training through our partnership with TNEC.  Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in: worker health & safety, safety processes covered by OSHA 1910.120 hazardous waste and emergency response (HAZWOPER) regulations, work environment hazards and adult participatory / popular education. Quick learning-curve and uptake necessary.
The Health & Safety Trainer helps to lead MassCOSH in meeting its goals for providing worker-oriented training, building the regional health and safety movement and developing working relationships with labor, environmental organizations, government and business.
Visit the MassCOSH website for the full job description in English and Spanish.

Visita el sitio de MassCOSH para ver la descripción completa en español e inglés.
Workplace Justice Organizer
Arise Chicago
Train, educate and organize workers to take direct action to solve problems in their workplaces, from stolen wages to discrimination to health and safety and other Minority Committees. File claims with government agencies.
Workers Right Attorney
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center
MIRC is seeking a Staff Attorney to join the Farmworker & Immigrant Worker Rights team, which represents farmworkers and low-wage immigrant workers in the state of Michigan. This position may be located in Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo. Primary responsibilities include:

Litigating cases in Michigan state and federal courts on behalf of farmworkers and low-wage immigrant workers, primarily for minimum wage and overtime violations, violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, labor trafficking, retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment;

Screening for and filing U or T visa applications for workplace related crimes, where necessary or applicable;

Advising workers at legal workshops and assisting workers with complaints before Michigan and federal administrative agencies, including but not limited to the U.S. DOL, E.E.O.C., the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and Michigan’s Wage and Hour Division;

Advocating to legislative bodies on behalf of farmworkers and low-wage immigrant workers, primarily at the city and state level;

Conducting know-your-rights workshops at community-based organizations; and

Supporting MIRC on other workers’ rights related substantive and administrative projects.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Michigan or be eligible to waive in (new law graduates pending admission will be considered). Applicants who have worked on behalf of farmworkers, low-wage workers, or in worker centers or other community-based organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in a foreign language—particularly Spanish —is strongly preferred.
Staff Attorney
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
Staff attorney will engage in and support litigation, policy advocacy, and organizing to advance immigrant and workers rights. the duties include addreasing harmful and unlawful immigration enforcement practices, combatting wage theft and other abusive employment practices, as well as supporting NDLON's member worker centers and national and local campaigns. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, innovative, self-starting, and able to work independently. This position provides significant opportunity for growth and creativity.
Staff Attorney (Future Opportunity - early 2020)
Fair Work Center
The Fair Work Center anticipates hiring 1-2 staff attorneys in early 2020.
The Fair Work Center is a hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights on the job. FWC recently joined forces with Working Washington, the organization best known for passing the $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle. Our current campaigns include expanding Washington workers’ access to overtime protections, organizing gig economy workers, and enforcing Seattle’s Secure Scheduling and Domestic Worker Ordinances.

Position Responsibilities

•Advising workers of their rights under Seattle, Washington, and federal law;  
•Representing clients in state and federal litigation, and before administrative agencies;  
•Collaborating with organizers and community educators to design and implement strategic enforcement campaigns advancing the rights of workers in priority industries;
•Supporting training and education initiatives that build the capacity of worker leaders and partner organization staff to enforce existing workplace protections.

Candidate Qualifications 
•Licensed to practice law in Washington state, or able to apply for admission
•Demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice, and familiarity with the experiences of low-wage, immigrant, and contingent workers
•At least two years of experience in employment or labor law 
•Ability to work collaboratively with community educators and organizers
•Ability to speak another language, particularly Spanish, is strongly preferred.
Legal Director
Raise the Floor Alliance
Raise the Floor Alliance – Legal Dept. (“RTF”) seeks a Legal Director to lead RTF’s litigation and
to advance a broad agenda that promotes workers’ rights and racial, economic, and gender justice through public policy & organizing campaigns. Raise the Floor (RTF) Alliance is a coalition of eight worker centers in the Chicagoland area whose mission is to advance policies that foster full-time, family-supporting
work. RTF achieves this mission by providing shared capacity in the following areas: legal, research, policy and communications.

The primary roles of the RTF Legal Director includes:

• Overseeing and prosecuting RTF Legal’s litigation, legal projects, and community training and outreach
• Representing low-wage workers through all stages of their respective wage and hour claims and/or employment discrimination claims before municipal, state, or federal courts or agencies.
• Training the staff of the workers centers to flag legal issues

• Developing, training, supporting, and supervising staff attorneys, paralegals and legal fellows.

• Planning and supervising weekly department staff meetings to review caseload and identify areas of needed support

• Working with Executive Director to hire and supervise RTF Legal staff

Supporting Policy Director on legislative campaigns by providing legal analysis or legal perspective to proposed legislation and assisting with research or drafting as needed

Strategic Positioning – 5%
Representing RTF Legal with allied organizations, governmental bodies, attorney associations (ie.
NELA) and the media

• Overseeing the Legal Department’s case tracking system

• Coordinating and conducting bi-annual meetings of the RTF Legal Advisory Board

• Recruiting private bar attorneys who agree to standardized referral MOU, overseeing onboarding process for new members and maintaining contact with the RTF Attorney Referral Network
Staff Attorney
Workers Defense Program
Workers Defense Project (“WDP”) is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to support the service provision and advocacy conducted by WDP’s Employment and Legal Services Program.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and creative thinker, who is open to new challenges and able to maintain attention to detail while managing multiple responsibilities. The Staff Attorney should have strong communication skills – in both English and Spanish – that allow them to build and maintain important relationships with WDP members, volunteers, staff, and community partners. Finally, a strong candidate should be committed to WDP’s identity as a member-based organization and be eager to utilize the law as a tool to support worker organizing and build worker power.
Organizing Director
Workers Defense Project
The Organizing Director leads Workers Defense’ team of organizers to engage low-wage workers and their families in a fight to build power for Texas workers through strategic organizing, legislative advocacy, and electoral campaigns. The Organizing Director oversees the training and formation of WD organizing staff who recruit and develop the leadership of thousands of workers across the state and engage them in campaigns to fight for the dignity they deserve. The Organizing Director develops and manages strategic campaigns and ensures the integration of those campaigns across all programs in both WDP and WDAF. The Organizing Director is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of WD’s organizing model to fulfill WD’s mission. The Organizing Director will work closely with the Director of Civic Engagement and Better Builder & Policy Director to advance WD’s strategic legislative advocacy and voter engagement work though Workers Defense Action Fund. The Organizing Director reports directly to the Co-Executive Director. The Organizing Director is a full-time, exempt, permanent position with WDP/WDAF.
Staff Attorney
National Legal Advocacy Network
The National Legal Advocacy Network (NLAN) is a legal non-profit organization that believes in shifting the balance of power towards greater equity in our economy and society through organizing, empowering systematically marginalized people and challenging entrenched racial discrimination, sexual harassment and exploitative workplace practices and predatory business schemes. NLAN is dedicated to leveraging legal resources to enhance the capacity and sustainability of the low-wage worker movement through community focused lawyering, worker center support and strategic litigation.

NLAN attorneys work along side worker advocates to empower marginalized workers by partnering with worker centers to implement hybrid legal and organizing strategies that build worker power; coordinating strategic litigation within an industry or that crosses low-wage industries; providing legal analysis on legislative policies; and directly
litigating cases on behalf of low-wage workers fighting for fairness and dignity at work.

NLAN Attorneys are currently based in Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA. NLAN is
currently seeking an experienced Chicago based Attorney to work on labor and
employment cases. The Staff Attorney will coordinate closely with NLAN Co-Directors,
however they will be expected to function independently after a short orientation period, including drafting pleadings, conducting discovery and representing workers in settlement negotiations and in court.

Experience and Qualifications:
 Personal and professional alignment with NLAN’s mission;
 Admission to the Illinois Bar and Northern District of Illinois;
 At least 3 years of litigation experience;
 Familiar with labor and employment law;
 Excellent written and oral communication skills;
 Self-motivated and able to work independently;
 Spanish fluency preferred, but not required.

To Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to Sheila Maddali at with the subject “Staff Attorney.”
Lead Organizer
California Domestic Workers Coalition
CDWC is looking for an experienced organizer who is ambitious about building grassroots power for immigrant women workers. The Lead Organizer will drive the field and campaign organizing for the coalition’s statewide advocacy as well as the local efforts and strategic campaigns to implement the labor protections of domestic workers.

The Lead Organizer will be supervised by the Director of the Coalition and work closely with the Director of Programs and the Communications Strategist to develop and drive the campaign organizing strategy of the coalition. The Lead Organizer will invest deeply in the Coalition’s affiliate organizing staff and worker leaders to advance the coalition’s goals to uplift the dignity of domestic workers through base-building, leadership development, worker empowerment, rights implementation, strategic industry campaigns and policy wins.
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Employment and Consumer Rights Litigator
Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom
We are a small nonprofit that partners with local tenant and workers rights movements. We are in Kansas City, Missouri and believe that building movements in the Midwest is critical to leading the nation to racial and economic justice. Join us on the frontlines.

We seek to hire an attorney to represent low-wage workers and leaders in employment and consumer class action and individual cases and to collaborate with our diverse staff, board and local movements. Two years experience with civil litigation preferred
Political Coordinator

The Political Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing the Union’s Political and Legislative Program for the Maryland/DC region. The primary goals of the Political and Legislative Program include building the political power of the members of 1199SEIU and advancing the Political Action program of the Union. The Political Coordinator assists with member mobilizations and Union wide campaigns. The Political Coordinator will report to the MD/DC Political Director and coordinate closely with the region’s officers, staff and members.


• Plans and implements political field campaigns for the Union, including legislative and electoral campaigns, PAC and voter registration drives, and member activist building on a chapter level.
• Helps plan and build an on-going activist program that enables leadership development and year-round, comprehensive member engagement in political and legislative work within the larger community and member chapters.
• Supervises Member Political Organizers in electoral campaigns.
• Assists the Political Director in building and maintaining relationships with like-minded allies to win legislative and electoral campaigns.
• Provides briefings and education materials for members around various campaign work.
• Helps execute major union mobilization efforts and events, especially those at the State Capitol.
• Supports the work of Area Directors and Organizers to mobilize members in contract and worksite campaigns and organizes external stakeholders in those efforts.
• Assists New Organizing with campaigns, events, and gaining support from elected officials and allies.


Candidates must have 5 years experience in political, community and/or labor organizing.
Candidates have superior written and verbal communications skills. The ideal candidate will be a team player, organized, and able to handle multiple priorities concurrently.
Link: None
Worker Center Coordinator
Dolores Street Community Services
This position fosters an organized environment where day laborers and domestic workers can build their dignity, leadership and power for finding dignified work, improving working conditions, and advancing legal rights.

The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective (DLP/WC) of Dolores Street Community Services is a grassroots-organized program deeply rooted in the community with strong support of key stakeholders. Since 1991, the DLP/WC has been extremely successful at uniting, empowering, and organizing immigrant workers for dignified work and fair wages in San Francisco. Workers are organized in two collectives, one of men and one of women, to build collective power, develop skills, and operate a shared business.
Forward Justice
Immediate opening for a short to long term paralegal. Simply send resumes.
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Domestic Worker Campaign Organizer
New Labor
New Labor seeks an energetic organizer for our Lakewood, NJ center. This position includes coordinating our Domestic Worker Campaign with member leaders to uphold local standards and fight for a statewide bill of rights. some of this work includes: coordination of Comité de Trabajadoras Domésticas; survey work; leadership development and campaign strategy and tactics; interfacing with the National Domestic Worker Alliance.  Additionally the organizer will coordinate and help build the Lakewod, NJ center and support other  New Labor campaigns including: temp worker bill of rights; workplace organizing and enforcement of worker labor law protections; drivers licenses; ESL and workplace health and safety trainings. Mostly in Lakewood, but will include some work in Newark / New Brunswick.
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