Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Email: pamelan@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 513.381.2224

Pamela M. Newport

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Email: pamelan@bsjfirm.com

Phone: 513.381.2224

Pamela M. Newport

Attorney

Practicing law fulfills my desire to help individuals engage in collective action, to help achieve “bread and roses.” The labor movement is a social justice movement, and unions are one of the only means for worker power. Representing unions helps the next generation of workers remember those who fought for the protections we take for granted, while creating a brand of workplace justice all their own.

Pamela Newport’s decision to practice union-side labor and employment law sprang from a deep-seated commitment to social justice for working people, developed while growing up in a union household. Her father was a union representative and organizer for the United Steelworkers for nearly 30 years.

A 2005 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Pamela was one of the first students in the Law and Women’s Studies joint degree program. While earning her M.A. and J.D., she interned as an organizer with the AFL-CIO’s Union Summer, and clerked at the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the United Steelworkers legal department. As a fellow with the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, she spent a summer abroad working with unions and nonprofits in London and Amsterdam on issues related to sex worker organizing and 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. Prior to joining BS&J in 2018, she served as General Counsel to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 75, which maintained a membership of more than 30,000 private sector retail, grocery and food manufacturing employees. In addition to her broad experience in labor and employment law, she has also practiced immigration law, and has assisted immigrant workers throughout her legal career.

Pamela lives with her husband, James Wolf in Mount Healthy, Ohio, where James serves as the mayor. They have a full house with two sons, three dogs and one cat.

Areas of Practice
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment
  • Labor
Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Digest:
      • Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
      • Senior articles editor, Human Rights Quarterly
      • Articles editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Review
  • University of Cincinnati, M.A., 2004
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., with honors, 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2019
Experience

Representative Cases:

  • Zeon Chemicals v. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 72D, No. 19-5703, Case No. 3:18-cv-00376 (6th Cir. Feb. 13, 2020)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 651 v. Michael Philbeck, Case No. 5:19-cv-00105-DCR (E.D. Ky. June 3, 2020)
  • Procter & Gamble Mfring. Co. v. Assoc. of Employees of the St. Louis Plant, Case No. 4:18-cv-01026-RWS (E.D. Mo. Sept. 30, 2019)
  • AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 75, 366 NLRB No. 133 (July 19, 2018)
Professional Honors and Activities

Awards

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

Memberships

  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Board of Directors
  • AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Member
Community Involvement

Community Involvement

  • 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
  • Volunteer, UC Law Immigrant Community Legal Advocacy Center, 2006
Presentations, Seminars and Published Works

Classes/Seminars:

  • Breakout Session — Problems Facing Labor, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights 40th Anniversary Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio 2019
  • Labor Law NLRB Practice Tips, Lawyers Coordinating Committee Bootcamp for New Lawyers, Detroit, Michigan 2019
  • Practice Tips: Bringing Cases Before the NLRB, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Bootcamp for New Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, 2016

Presentations:

  • Just Cause and Off-duty Conduct, Northern Kentucky University Labor Management Conference, 2019
  • “How Arbitrators Rule on Just Cause Issues,” Arbitrator and Advocate Symposium, Columbus, OH, 2019
  • “Identifying Employee Activity: Protected, Concerted Activity, or Both?” OSBA 2019 NLRB Update: The Times They are A-Changing – Again, Columbus, OH, 2019
  • Arbitration Primer, Northern Kentucky University Labor Management Conference, 2018
  • Sex Discrimination, Transgender Rights, and the Political Landscape, Northern Kentucky University Labor Management Conference, 2017
  • Practice Tips: Bringing Cases Before the NLRB – AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 2016
  • Violence and Threats in Today’s Workforce, Northern Kentucky University Labor Management Conference, 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 Kentucky 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, Florida, 2014
  • Discipline for Off-duty Conduct: From Facebook to Felonies, UFCW Region 4 Conference, 2011