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Brent Garren

Deputy General Counsel, Local 32 BJ, Service Employees International Union

Brent Garren is a Deputy General Counsel of SEIU Local 32 BJ, the 145,000 member property services local in New York and the eastern seaboard. He worked for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union, then UNITE, UNITE HERE and Workers United prior to Local 32 BJ, including serving as General Counsel for UNITE HERE and later Workers United.

Mr. Garren’s career has focused on the National Labor Relations Act. He is an Editor-In-Chief of How to Take a Case Before the NLRB, the leading text on NLRB procedure. He is a member of and past union co-chair of the ABA’s subcommittee on Practice and Procedure under the NLRA, part of the Labor and Employment Law Section. He has spoken about and written on the NLRA, including on remedies, voluntary recognition and NLRB jurisdiction.

He has been involved in international labor solidarity activities, including representing U.S. labor to the International Labor Organization, dealing with protection of home workers and protection of contracted labor.

He was graduated by Wayne State School of Law, summa cum laude.


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Publications and Multimedia
Employee Free Choice Act Debate
Online Debate
May 07, 2007
The Employee Free Choice Act: Who Benefits? - Event Audio
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
March 13, 2007