Pamela M. Newport

Pamela M. Newport

Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-381-2224
Fax:
615-255-5419
Email:

Pamela joined BSJ in 2018.  Her decision to practice union-side labor and employment law comes from a deep-seated commitment to social justice for working people. Pamela grew up in a union household where her father, who came out of the steel industry, was a union representative and organizer for the United Steelworkers for almost 30 years.

Pamela received her B.A., M.A., and J.D from the University of Cincinnati, and was one of the first students in the Law and Women's Studies joint degree program. Pamela interned as an organizer with the AFL-CIO's Union Summer, and during law school, she clerked at various organizations, including the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the United Steelworkers legal department.  Pamela was also a Fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and spent a summer abroad working with unions and non-profits in London and Amsterdam on issues related to human trafficking.

Pamela views her role as one within the broader campaigns and goals of her clients; in this vein, she has assisted with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and steward and member education and engagement. Pamela also practiced immigration law for three years and has assisted immigrant workers throughout her career.  Prior to joining BSJ, Pamela served as General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 75, for eight years, which maintained a membership of more than 30,000 private sector retail, grocery, and food manufacturing employees.  

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 2005
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Law Digest: Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
    • Law Digest: Senior Articles Editor, Human Rights Quarterly
    • Law Digest: Articles Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Review
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • M.A. - 2004
    • Major: Women’s Studies
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Undergraduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, 2001
    • Major: Communication

Published Works

  • Violence and Threats in Today’s Workforce – Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2016
  • Practice Tips: Bringing Cases Before the NLRB – AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Social Media as Protected, Concerted Activity: Same Stories, Different Watercooler: UFCW Attorneys Conference, Quebec City, 2015
  • Social Media in Arbitration: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Repercussions – Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2015
  • Just Cause for Discipline and Discharge: Social Media Issues – Arbitration and Mediation Services Conference, 2014
  • Effective Communication Through Social Media – Made in America Conference, Orlando, FL 2014
  • Discipline for Off-duty Conduct: From Facebook to Felonies – UFCW Region 4 Conference 2011
  • Articles Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Review
  • Senior Articles Editor, Human Rights Quarterly

Classes/Seminars

  • Co-chair, UC Law National Lawyers Guild
  • Arbitration Primer, Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2018
  • Sex Discrimination, Transgender Rights, and the Political Landscape, Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2017
  • Violence and Threats in Today’s Workforce, Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2016
  • Practice Tips: Bringing Cases Before the NLRB, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Social Media as Protected, Concerted Activity: Same Stories, Different Watercooler, UFCW Attorneys Conference, Quebec City, 2015
  • Social Media in Arbitration: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Repercussions, Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2015
  • Just Cause for Discipline and Discharge: Social Media Issues – Arbitration and Mediation Services Conference, 2014
  • Effective Communication Through Social Media – Made in America Conference, Orlando, FL, 2014
  • Discipline for Off-duty Conduct: From Facebook to Felonies, UFCW Region 4 Conference, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Board of Directors
  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Kircher, Suetholz & Associates, PSC
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 75
  • Manley Burke, LPA
  • Kircher, Robinson & Welch

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, UC Law Immigrant Community Legal Advocacy Center
  • Northern Kentucky University Labor Management Conference, Planning Committee, Presenter and Standing Member
  • NAACP, Member and Election Protection Volunteer
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2011
  • Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Board Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Mt. Healthy High School, Mock Trial Advisor, 2007 - 2008