Julie Gutman

  • East Palo Alto Preservation and Economic Development Center

  • 1991 Global Fellow

  • East Palo Alto Preservation and Economic Development Center

  • 1991 Global Fellow

Personal Bio

Julie Gutman Dickinson has devoted her career to public service, advocating for the rights of workers, immigrants and underserved communities. She is a partner at the labor law firm Bush Gottlieb, where she brings extensive experience and integrated strategies to representing low-wage workers and private and public sector unions. Ms. Gutman Dickinson specializes in administrative, state and federal court litigation; organizing and strategic campaigns; collective-bargaining negotiations and arbitrations; and government relations, political advice and policy advocacy. During more than a decade as a trial attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, she earned the distinction of being the only attorney to achieve a 100 percent win record in voluminous unfair labor practice trials and federal court litigation. Ms. Gutman Dickinson has advised elected officials on labor issues and advocated vigorously for fair labor practices as a member of governmental agencies. While serving as Vice President of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioners and Senior Labor Advisor to former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, she negotiated project labor agreements and ground breaking collective-bargaining agreements for a myriad of private and public sector unionized workforces. Ms. Gutman Dickinson clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Stanley A. Weigel, served as an adjunct professor at Stanford Law School, and founded a community economic development practice in East Palo Alto, California. She also served as Executive Director of the Los Angeles based human rights organization, Program for Torture Victims. Fluent in Spanish, she has led immigrant and organizing rights workshops, been a featured speaker at numerous law schools and conferences, authored several published articles on labor issues, and served as Chapter Editor for the ABA?s treatises, The Developing Labor Law and How To Take a Case Before the NLRB. Ms. Gutman Dickinson is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) Advisory Board. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor and Employment Section, the ABA Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. She has received numerous awards, including the Los Angeles-Orange County Organizing Committee?s Labor Hero Award, LAANE?s City of Justice Award for Lifelong Dedication to the Labor Movement, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and National Electrical Contractors Association?s Electrical Industry Advancement Award. Ms. Gutman Dickinson is a graduate of Brown University and Stanford law School.

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