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Labor Attorney
posted on May 18, 2022 17:30



The Labor Attorney provides a variety of legal services to protect and advance the rights of the Allied Pilots Association and its members; actively supports the Association’s programs, policies, and initiatives to strengthen the organization’s power through member engagement and organizing; and represents the Association and its members in proceedings in various venues including before arbitrators, administrative agencies, and state and federal courts.


  • Represent the Association in arbitrations, administrative hearings, court proceedings, and/or bargaining sessions.
  • Provide timely and accurate written and verbal legal advice to Association staff and member groups on a variety of issues including, but not limited to labor law, employment law, collective bargaining and labor relations and other areas of the law relevant to the Association’s activities.
  • Monitor developments and trends in labor law, employment law, and recent arbitration decisions that may impact the Association or its members.
  • Review Association policies and procedures applicable to its members for legal compliance and risk mitigation; recommend changes as needed.
  • Engage in legal research and writing of varying degrees of complexity.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with counsel from affiliated organizations and outside legal consultants.
  • In coordination with subject matter experts, prepare and present educational programs regarding aspects of collective bargaining, labor law, and employment law for staff and members as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Timely completion of tasks assigned by the Sr. Director of Legal Affairs. Maintain confidentiality of legal information and files.
  • Complete work independently using knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform tasks in accordance with the policies, procedures, and requirements developed for this position. Prioritize workload and meet assigned deadlines.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school required. Admitted to practice in the State of Texas.


  • Minimum of four years as a practicing attorney is required.
  • Experience representing unions in labor matters. Railway Labor Act experience is preferred.
  • Meaningful litigation experience, federal court practice preferred.


  • Accurate, timely, and respectful communications with coworkers, APA members, APA Board of Directors, National Officers, and pilot volunteers.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with counsel from affiliated organizations and outside legal consultants.


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About APA:

APA is a unique place to work.  We are the union representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines.

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between APA and the Allied Pilots Staff Employees Association, job openings covered by that agreement are posted for internal candidates first before being advertised externally.

APA Benefits:

401(k) Plan: APA deposits an amount equal to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay every two weeks with each paycheck. In addition, if an employee contributes, APA will match up to 5 percent of the employee’s contributions.

Comprehensive medical benefits.

Two weeks’ vacation and two weeks’ personal time.

Business casual attire, with jeans every Friday.

The Allied Pilots Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.