Labor Counsel

$96,635 - $126,833 yearly
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Dec 22, 2022
Full time Legal Transportation

Job Description

We’re Hiring!

Join the NYS MTA as a Labor Counsel 

Job Posting Number:  103159

Join the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and its subsidiary agency (“NYCTA”) as a Labor Counsel in its Labor Relations Department and be an essential part of North America’s largest public transportation organization.  MTA-NYCTA’s Labor Relations is a leader in labor relations nationally and in New York in so far as providing Legal representation, guidance, and support, which enables the Agency to effectively utilize its tens of thousands of both unionized and non-union represented workforce to achieve its goals of providing a safe and convenient public transit system for the people of New York.

We’re looking for a dynamic individual with strong advocacy skills, particularly in labor law, to represent the Agency’s interest at arbitration.  In addition to being a strong advocate, the successful candidate must also have excellent communication skills, exceptional research and writing skills and have a passion for public service, to help us fulfill our commitment to keeping New York moving. 

The Labor Counsel will also assist in developing collective bargaining strategies and participate in collective bargaining negotiations to ensure that contracts are negotiated within MTA Cost guidelines.  Further, the successful candidate may be called upon to participate in Labor/Management meetings and address and resolve issues to avoid the need for grievances or litigation, while maintaining effective communications with unions.   

This position offers a robust benefits package that includes, but is not limited to the following:

Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage

Pension Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs

New York’s 529 College Saving Plan

Municipal Credit Union

Free access to public transit within New York City

And more!


Education and Experience:

Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school with excellent academic credentials, NYS Bar Admission and license to practice law, maintained in good standing throughout employment.  In addition, a minimum of six (6) years of legal experience with primary emphasis on litigation and/or labor relations is required. 


Additional requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Knowledge of statutory framework of labor relations in New York, including knowledge of NYS Civil Service Law, Administrative Law, and Taylor Law.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing litigation strategy and evidence, and presenting evidence at arbitrations, administrative proceedings and disciplinary conferences and trials. 
  • Knowledge of OATH practice, arbitration and labor administrative tribunals and their practices.
  • Proven ability to prioritize a heavy workload.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.   

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.