Outten & Golden, a 65-lawyer U.S.-based law firm that represents plaintiffs in labor and employment litigation, said it has voluntarily recognized a union formed by its associate attorneys.
The union, Outten & Golden United, was a “logical next step” given the firm’s work representing workers and unions, including the Communications Workers of America, managing partner Adam Klein said Thursday.
“We’re very much supportive of the union movement,” Klein said. “We’re aligned with their interests.” He said the firm’s new union is not a member of any existing U.S. union organization.
Outten & Golden United includes all 24 of the firm’s associate lawyers. It said in a statement that it believes that labor unions are “uniquely situated to promote workplace democracy, equity, and transparency throughout the legal profession and beyond.”
The union said it looks forward “to a historic and productive bargaining relationship with the firm.” It declined to comment further.