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 in Burlingame, CA and/or Santa Fe Springs, CA.
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 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, internal union governance, charter school organizing, collective bargaining, special education, school funding, and associational rights. 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.
The California Teachers Association is a not-for-profit labor union representing public school educators and education support professionals. Its mission is to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a just, equitable, and democratic society.