JOB OPENING: Legal Assistant with UNITE HERE Local 11

UNITE HERE Local 11 is a progressive, movement-based labor union working to improve labor standards in the hospitality sector.  Based in Los Angeles, we represent over 35,000 workers employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas, and convention centers throughout Southern California and Arizona.  Reflecting the needs of our membership, we are at the forefront of efforts to defend the rights of immigrants, people of color, and women in the workplace and in the political sphere

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to serve as a legal assistant to our growing legal team and contracts department. The program includes training and hands-on experience in worker interviewing, contract enforcement, litigation, and bargaining. As a legal assistant for Local 11, you will be part of a larger effort to use legal strategies to build power for workers across the Union’s jurisdiction.

UNITE HERE Local 11 has four offices in California (Los Angeles, Garden Grove, Inglewood, and Long Beach) and one in Phoenix, Arizona. The main office is located at 464 S Lucas Ave, Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90017. This position works primarily from the main office in Los Angeles.


Job Responsibilities
include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support Local 11 attorneys and negotiators in bargaining through attending contract negotiations, drafting contract proposals, and finalizing documents such as contracts and memoranda of understanding;
  • Assist organizers, Local 11 attorneys, and other staff in grievance handling and contract enforcement;
  • Support Local 11 attorneys and organizers in preparing for arbitrations;
  • Prepare administrative complaints on behalf of members and assist with investigation and fact-finding, as needed;
  • Correspond with company representatives concerning requests for information and other matters;
  • Continue to develop and maintain filing system;
  • Translate written text from English to Spanish and vice versa;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications
The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Mac & PC
  • Working knowledge of office equipment e.g., printers and copiers
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and high capacity for attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently within the context of a plan
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; must work well with others
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • A strong commitment to building power with working people; advocacy and campaign experience within the labor movement are preferred but not required
  • Paralegal experience is preferred but not required

How To Apply:
Please email a résumé, references, and cover letter with “Legal Assistant Application” in the email subject line to Please include your available start date in the cover letter.


UNITE HERE Local 11 represents approximately 32,000 workers in the hospitality and multi-service industries throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and Phoenix AZ. We are housekeepers, bell men, food servers, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders and many other employees in the tourism and food service industries. Local 11 has a proud history of community involvement and a strong commitment to improving working conditions, wages, and benefits for all working men and women.

Local 11 is presently seeking an Accounting Clerk – Payables/Receivables. This position reports to the Senior Accountant.


Summary:  Accounting Clerk – Payables/Receivables is responsible for basic record keeping within standard accounting protocol and policies of the organization. They are primarily responsible for the day-to-day processing of accounts payable and receivable, as well as ensuring compliance with UNITE HERE’s shared service agreements with other organizations.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Professional phone manners and general customer service skills.
  • Punctuality.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with any or all of the following: cash and check receipts, cash and check disbursements, cash journals, accounts receivables and accounts payable, and payroll activities, making sure that all payroll records are accurate and up to date.
  • Assume the responsibility of receiving and sorting incoming payments with attention to credibility and validity of debit accounts.
  • Manage the status of accounts and balances and identify inconsistencies.
  • Issue and post bills, receipts and invoices.
  • Update accounts receivable and general bookkeeping databases with new accounts or other necessary data.
  • Communicate with clients about incoming and outgoing payments, deadlines, and accounts and provide troubleshooting support as necessary. .
  • Write thorough reports on billing activity with clear and reliable data.
  • Create reports and balance sheets that document overall receipts.
  • Update client accounts based on payment or contact information.
  • Answer employee questions and requests regarding rules and regulations.
  • Provides general organization support by entering, formatting, and printing information; organizing work; answering the telephone; relaying messages; maintaining equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
  • Performs related tasks and projects as assigned.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • College degree or formal or on the job training/experience in bookkeeping practices. May include business school, vocational school or college courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement or other progressive movements.
  • Ability to learn and observe all policies and procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills are required in all Microsoft applications, especially Excel and/or other financial programs, such as QuickBooks, ADP, MIP, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong communications skills.
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish, written and oral.

The office environment is fast paced and unpredictable. The candidate must be able to work well under pressure, individually, and as a team player.

Pay and benefits for this role are set by the Local 11 Staff Union contract. Starting pay is set at $19.52 an hour. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and pension.

To apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: Danit Osborn,