• Nonprofit Full Time
  • California
  • City: Burlingame

Website California Teachers Association

The CALIFORNIA TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, a not-for-profit labor union representing public school educators and educational support professionals, seeks an experienced attorney to join its Legal Department.

This position presents exciting opportunities to litigate emerging issues in the areas of education and labor law. This attorney will be expected vigorously to enforce and expand the constitutional and statutory rights of public school employees, protect employees’ concerted activity and bargaining rights through unfair practice charges, and provide support to CTA organizers and field staff who prosecute grievances to arbitration, launch strikes and other workplace actions, secure collective bargaining agreements, advocate for students, and represent members and local union chapters in a wide variety of matters. This attorney will be called upon to respond quickly and reliably to a wide range of inquiries on topics that include constitutional rights, union governance, charter school organizing, collective bargaining, employment law, special education, school funding, associational rights, and much more. The ability to research thoroughly and write persuasively on these and other topics is required. Effective oral advocacy on behalf of CTA and its local chapters and members is similarly essential, not just before administrative agencies and boards, but also federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level. In addition, this attorney will contribute to the drafting of legislation and the evaluation of legislative proposals on some of the most significant issues facing educators in California today.

This attorney will represent CTA’s members and local chapters throughout the State of California. This attorney will be joining a highly collegial working environment where the open and frequent exchange of ideas is encouraged and expected. The position also requires a significant degree of autonomy. Both a cooperative style and the willingness to take individual responsibility are needed.

CTA offers competitive salary, 100% employer-paid health, life and income protection insurances, employer-paid pension in addition to 401(k), plus generous vacation & paid holidays.

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