Labor Union

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Website:

lcc.aflcio.org/

Location:

WASHINGTON, DC

Tax ID:

52-1304063

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(5)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $1,077,309
Expenses: $866,634
Assets: $1,092,421

The AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee is a professional association of union-side labor lawyers affiliated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, a labor union federation better known as the AFL-CIO. The group has described itself as the “legal department” of the federation. [1]

Background

The AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee is a professional association of union-side labor lawyers affiliated with the AFL-CIO labor union federation. It has more than 2,100 union affiliated attorneys in 500 firms across the United States. [2]

Most labor unions have in-house legal counsel at the local and national level, but independent union-side labor law firms supplement the work of in-house union legal counsels. Many of these union-side lawyers are associated with the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. [3]

To qualify to be part of a network, a lawyer must represent AFL-CIO-affiliated unions, and devote more than 50 percent of his or her practice to labor law. [4]

The areas of focus for the committee include human rights, civil liberties, legal assistance, LGBTQ rights, and research. [5]

Student Outreach Program

The Lawyers Coordinating Committee has a “Student Outreach Project” that promotes union-side labor law to students at law schools. Lawyers in the organization attend career fairs to speak with students. Part of this program includes the “Minority Outreach Program,” the “Law Student Union Summer” program, the “AFL-CIO Law Fellowship,” and the “LCC Hiring Hall.” [6]

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka spoke to the law students in the organization’s program in June 2018, telling them to “be at the forefront of activism. [7]

References

  1. AFL-CIO LLC. Facebook. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/164005550296686/posts/the-legal-department-of-the-afl-cio-annually-sponsors-a-one-year-full-time-legal/824990720864829/ ^
  2. About the LLC. AFL-CIO LLC. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://lcc-aflcio.org/public/about-lcc/ ^
  3. Labor Unions. Harvard Law School. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/opia/what-is-public-interest-law/public-service-practice-settings/labor-unions/ ^
  4. Joining the LCC. AFL-CIO LLC. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://lcc-aflcio.org/ ^
  5. About Us. Idealists. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit/6f446438b74645e4ba5f46d59c53c91f-afl-cio-lawyers-coordinating-committee-washington ^
  6. LCC Law School Outreach Program. AFL-CIO LLC. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://lcc-aflcio.org/public/lcc-law-school-outreach-project/ ^
  7. Speech Transcript. Trumka Addresses Americas Future Labor Leaders.” AFL-CIO. June 17, 2018. https://aflcio.org/speeches/trumka-addresses-americas-future-labor-lawyers ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: April 1, 1984

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $1,077,309 $866,634 $1,092,421 $63,774 N $116,200 $960,086 $1,023 $236,994 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,060,218 $960,340 $922,876 $104,904 N $108,560 $950,635 $1,023 $227,029 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $1,019,407 $864,941 $842,211 $124,117 N $71,948 $946,430 $1,029 $223,786 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $859,760 $968,444 $678,742 $115,114 N $53,275 $805,615 $870 $221,548 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $884,887 $845,680 $791,529 $119,217 N $72,223 $810,718 $371 $204,314 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $881,921 $822,303 $725,293 $92,188 N $114,140 $766,777 $374 $195,463 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $855,751 $762,798 $725,949 $152,462 N $94,927 $758,744 $1,730 $155,532 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

    815 16TH ST NW
    WASHINGTON, DC 20006-4101