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Abel Rodriguez III

Associate

Email: abelrodriguez@unioncounsel.net
Telephone: (213) 380-2344

Education:
UCLA School of Law, 2019
University of Kentucky, 2016

Abel joined Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in 2019 as an associate in the Los Angeles office. He is licensed to practice law in California. Prior to becoming an associate with the firm, he interned for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board in its Salinas office in 2017 and worked as a clerk at Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. Abel’s work includes handling labor arbitrations and litigation, advising unions, and representing unions in both PERB and NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings.  He has experience in training officers, business representatives and Union stewards on many labor and employment law topics, including grievance processing, sexual harassment, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and other forms of protected leave.

While in law school, Abel participated in the UCLA Law Reentry clinic, where he assisted formerly convicted persons in expunging their records. He also competed for the school’s moot court team and served as an officer on its board. Additionally, he participated in the school’s Supreme Court clinic where he assisted in writing amicus briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, including an amicus brief on behalf of musician Simon Tam in support of the plaintiff in Iancu v. Brunetti, 139 S. Ct. 2294 (2019). He graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 2019 with a specialization in critical race studies and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.

Abel earned his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2016, graduating magna cum laude. As an undergraduate, he competed for the University of Kentucky Speech and Debate team.

Abel is the grandson of Mexican immigrants who worked in the lettuce fields of Salinas during the Salad Bowl Strike. Their stories of organizing farm workers instilled in him the value and potential of the labor movement’s profound impact on marginalized communities.

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