Unions

A history of support for working people and their unions.

At Boxer & Gerson, LLP, our ties to the labor movement stretch back to before our founding in 1977, and it is safe to say our firm has never lost touch with its labor roots. The current firm was an outgrowth of a leading labor law firm that included Joseph Grodin, who later went on to become a Justice of the California Supreme Court.

Senior partner Stewart Boxer, whose wife is United States Senator Barbara Boxer, has a long history as a staunch union advocate. Senior partner Michael Gerson has served as an advisor to many unions on workplace issues.

Advocacy and Involvement

Over the years, we have worked with many of Northern California’s major labor unions to advance the rights of workers. Our support staff are members of Teamsters Local 856, and our firm has a commitment to patronize union businesses whenever possible.

Our firm has remained focused on advocating for California workers and their families through effective trial advocacy. Whenever the need arises, firm leaders have worked closely with the California Labor Federation and other union organizations to provide input on workers’ compensation reform and other legislation affecting California workers.

We also support pro-union candidates for political office, provided they meet qualifications important to their constituency.

A Collaborative Approach

Our workers’ compensation attorneys assist injured workers to obtain medical treatment, temporary disability payments, and other benefits before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. 

Union members who suffer serious injury or death because of dangerous machinery, subcontractor negligence, vehicle accidents, or other third party causes can turn to our personal injury trial lawyers for expert assistance.

Boxer & Gerson, LLP works cooperatively with many of Northern California’s largest unions, advising business agents, stewards, and other union leaders on employment law and workers’ compensation. Our lawyers are available free of charge to conduct workshops for the staff and members of Bay Area locals. Many of our attorneys and staff members were themselves raised in union families, and we are pleased to participate in union picnics, luncheons, conferences, and other union-sponsored events.

Linking the Labor Movement

If you are a union business representative interested in arranging a speaker or finding out how Boxer & Gerson can help your members, please contact Managing Partner John Harrigan at jharrigan@boxerlaw.com.

We are pleased to provide links to many union websites, listed below. If you would like to add a link to your union website, please send an email to webmaster@boxerlaw.com.

We also invite unions to link our website to yours. This will make it easy for your members to access the hundreds of pages of important legal information we have compiled here for their benefit. If you link to our website, please send an email to webmaster@boxerlaw.com to let us know.

 


Northern California Union Websites

AFSCME Local 444 
www.afscme444.com

AFSCME Local 512 
www.afscme57.org/local512/

AFSCME/EBMUD Local 2019 
www.afscme2019.org

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 
www.atu192.org

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 
www.atu1555.org

American Federation of Teachers/Berkeley 
www.berkeleyfederationofteachers.org

American Federation of Teachers/Oakland 
www.aft.org/affiliate/00771

California Labor Federation 
www.calaborfed.org

Communications Workers of America Local 9410 
www.cwa9410.com

Communications Workers of America Local 9415 
www.cwa9415.org

Fremont Teachers 
www.fudta.org

International Association of Firefighters Local 55 (Livermore/Pleasanton) 
www.iaff55.com

International Association of Firefighters Local 1974 (Livermore/Pleasanton) 
www.iaff1974.com

International Association of Machinists Lodge 190 
www.iamdistrict190.org

International Association of Machinists Lodge 1173 
 

International Association of Machinists Lodge 1584 
www.iamlocal1584.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6 
www.ibew6.org

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 302 
www.ibewlu302.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 617 
www.ibew617.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 
www.ibew1245.com

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 70 
www.teamsterslocal70.org

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 78 
 

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 315 
www.teamsters315.com

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 439 
www.teamsters439.com

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 665 
www.teamsters665.org

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 853 
www.teamsters853.org

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 856 
www.local856.com

International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21 
www.ifpte21.org

International Longshore and Warehouse Union 
www.ilwu.org

International Union of Operating Engineers (Stationary Engineers) Local 39 
www.local39.org

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 
www.oe3.org

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 
www.iupat.org

International Union of Painters Local 1176 
 

Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (United Brotherhood of Carpenters) 
www.norcalcarpenters.org

PACE Local 8-5 
 

Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 300 
www.opcmialocal300.org

Plasterers 
www.plastererslocal66.org

Roofers Local 40 
www.rooferslocal40.org

Service Employees International Union Local 521 
www.seiu521.org

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 
www.seiu1021.org

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104 
www.smw104.org

Sign Display & Allied Crafts 
www.local510.org

Sprinkler Fitters Local 483 
www.sprinklerfitters483.org

UA Local 38 – Plumbers 
www.ualocal38.org

UA Local 342 – Pipefitters 
www.ua342.org

Unite Here Local 2 
www.unitehere2.org

United Auto Workers Local 2244 
www.local2244uaw.com

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 5 (formerly 428) 
www.ufcw5.org

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