• British Columbia
  • Burnaby
Salary/Salaire: : $83,127.88 – 124,848.00

SEIU Local 2

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

SEIU Local 2 is seeking a legal professional with a commitment to social and economic justice
to join our team in British Columbia. The successful candidate will be called to the British
Columbia bar and will possess strong communication, analytical and organizational skills.
SEIU Local 2 is firmly committed to intensive field organizing in traditionally hard-to organize
private sector industries. As a result, the Local has grown its membership by 500% since its
formation 19 years ago. This position is an opportunity to utilize your legal expertise to build a
dynamic worker organization that stands up to powerful corporations and mobilizes for political
change. The work is diverse and challenging and includes providing legal support to the Justice
for Janitors campaign, negotiating collective agreements, and advocating for workers in a
variety of sectors.

The SEIU Local 2 Legal Team is a collegial environment which includes monthly team meetings
to review case files, share lessons and seek input on difficult files from peers, including our
retired President who has over 40 years of labour law experience and has appeared at all levels
of court in Canada. As part of the Legal Team, you will coordinate with peers across the
country to develop legal strategies, consult on files and work together on professional
development.

Job duties include:
• Representing the union in matters before the BCLRB.
• Representing union members at grievance arbitrations.
• Negotiating collective agreements.
• Handling worker compensation claims.
• Advising worker leaders and staff on legal matters related to both contract administration and
labour law.

Job Qualifications:
• Law degree and at least 2 years of post-law school legal experience
• Have a passion for justice and a strong commitment to workers’ rights
• Litigation experience before courts or administrative tribunals would be an asset
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Ability to drive ideas, collaborate and manage initiatives
• A driver’s license and travel required

Compensation:
Based on collective agreement and commensurate on experience ($83,127.88 – 124,848.00)
Excellent benefit and defined benefit pension plan.
How to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to Robert Logue rlogue@seiulocal2.ca

To apply for this job email your details to rlogue@seiulocal2.ca