Wednesday, 11/16/2005 4:00 PM (EST)
Jonathan Hiatt, General Counsel of the AFL-CIO
Hiatt was appointed to his position as the general counsel of the AFL-CIO in
1995. Previously, he directed the legal department of the Service Employees
International Union, a 1.5 million-member labor organization based in
Washington, D.C., as the union’s general counsel. Prior to working for labor
unions, Hiatt was a partner at Angoff, Goldman, Manning, Pyle, Wagner and Hiatt,
a union-side labor law firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the firm in 1974
after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School
of Law and Harvard College.
Hiatt serves as the executive of the AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee and is a member of the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations, including the National Employment Law Project, the American Arbitration Association, the Appleseed Foundation, the D.C. Employment Justice Center, and the Peggy Browning Fund Advisory Boards.