Julie Gutman Dickinson: even in the context of a long national decline in union membership among American workers, it is staggering that the country’s largest employer, and one of its stingiest, has remained union free.
Julie B. Gutman, Esq.,PTV Executive Director, has devoted her career to public service, advocating for the rights of workers, immigrants and underserved communities. Prior to joining PTV, Ms. Gutman served as vice-president of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works Commissioners and senior labor advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In that capacity, she worked successfully to promote good jobs, workforce development programs and labor harmony. For ten years, Ms. Gutman was a trial attorney at the National Labor Relations Board in Los Angeles, where she vigorously advocated for worker and immigrant rights. She was the only lawyer to achieve a 100 percent win record in voluminous unfair labor practices trials and federal district court injunction litigation, including injunctions against the mass discharge of low-income and immigrant workers. Ms. Gutman, whose family was persecuted during the Holocaust, has also done human rights work in Guatemala.
Julie Gutman Dickinson is a partner at the union-side law firm Bush, Gottlieb, Singer, Lopez, Kohanski, Adelstein and Dickinson, and was a former NLRB trial attorney and Senior Labor Advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.