Paul Iversen joined the Labor Center staff as a Labor Educator in January, 2011. He teaches on a range of subjects, and has particular expertise in labor and employment law, contract administration and enforcement, labor arbitration, occupational health and safety, and building and construction trades issues (including the application of Davis-Bacon and prevailing wage statutes).
Paul came to the Labor Center after having worked as a labor attorney in private practice in Minnesota for 22 years, where he gained extensive experience representing private and public sector unions in legal matters, organizing and collective bargaining, and providing education and training to client unions in legal matters.
While in private practice, Paul served as an ad hoc instructor for the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service for approximately 13 years, and was an adjunct professor of Labor Law for William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota from 2008-2010. He was also a long-time member of the American Bar Association Committee on the Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act, and served as its union-side chair from 2007-2009. In this capacity, Paul worked in various editorial roles on The Developing Labor Law, a leading treatise on private sector labor law.
Paul holds a JD from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Economics from Carleton College. He is a member of AFT Local 716, the United Association for Labor Education, and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. He currently serves as the Midwest Regional representative on the national UALE executive board.