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Judith A. Sale

Attorney Judith A. Sale - Michigan Labor & Employment Lawyer

Attorney Profile

Of Counsel
Phone: (248) 354-9650

graduated from the University of Michigan in 1965. She received a Master’s degree from Wayne State University in 1967. She received a Juris Doctor law degree cum laude from Wayne State Law School in 1971. She has been a member of the Michigan State Bar since 1971. She is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and federal courts in Michigan.

Judy has arbitrated numerous cases involving discharges, discipline, work assignments, and plant closing issues on behalf of the Teamsters, UAW, GCIU, ITU, Pressmen, NABET, and Bindery Workers. She has represented the UAW in breach of duty of fair representation and strike injunction litigation. She was part of the legal team defending the newspaper local and international unions sued under RICO during the 1995 Detroit newspaper strike. She has represented Ironworker’s locals in NLRB, EEOC, and MDCR proceedings. Judy has served as co-counsel for the Ironworkers Local 340 fringe benefit funds since the mid-1980s, with particular expertise in apprenticeship plan development, compliance and administration and also collections litigation for all the funds. Judy has also represented individuals in gender discrimination litigation.

Judy has represented several joint labor-management ERISA employee benefit plans over years, including Ironworkers Local 340 fringe benefit funds, the Michigan UFCW Union and Employers Joint Prepaid Legal Services Fund, and Roofers Local 149 Funds.

Judy has participated in training programs conducted by the American Arbitration Association and conducted basic labor law classes at the Wayne State University Labor School and for several clients. Judy is a former teacher in the Detroit Public Schools (1965-68), a former contract compliance staff member for the City of Detroit Commission on Community Relations (1969-71) and worked for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1971-73).

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