Ms. Hallward represents public and private sector unions in organizing and contract campaigns, and provides advice, representation and advocacy in arbitrations, administrative hearings and litigation. Ms. Hallward has helped negotiate first contracts and successor agreements, and support coordinated strikes at multiple locations. She conducts trainings on diverse topics ranging from how to prepare for arbitration, avoid a defamation claim or modify an existing bargaining unit. She also provides advice regarding leafleting, picketing and other job actions.
As a former union organizer and strategic campaign researcher, Ms. Hallward worked on industry-wide organizing campaigns and multi-employer contract campaigns, assisted with bargaining, and member education.
Ms. Hallward graduated magna cum laude from Brown University where she concentrated in Latin American Studies and American Civilization in 1995. In 2004, she received her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law of University of California, Berkeley where she was co-director of Workers Rights Clinic and earned American Jurisprudence Awards in Employment Discrimination and State and Local Government, and Prosser Prizes in Community Law Practice and Mass Tort Litigation. Ms. Hallward speaks Spanish and is familiar with workplace issues in agriculture, healthcare, warehousing, hotels and various public sector jobsites.