Realizing the important role labor unions have played in protecting workers’ rights, Vlad Kachka is dedicated to representing and promoting labor unions. Shortly after starting his job at Bloomberg BNA, he became an active member of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, a labor union that represents workers in the new industry. Mr. Kachka gained recognition among his union brothers and sisters for leading membership drives. In 2014, he won the Guild Service Award for recruiting the most members within his Local and doing so within a right-to-work state.
Mr. Kachka realized that, as more workplaces become right-to-work and the deck becomes increasingly stacked against labor organizing, the key to union survival is employee engagement. Therefore, Mr. Kachka made sure to take the first step and initiate the conversation with non-members on the importance of joining the union that represented them. This caused him to be recognized by union officers as an up-and-coming leader for the next generation of organized labor.
Mr. Kachka worked as a legal editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Labor and Employment Law Reference Unit for three years. His job included monitoring and reporting on new developments in labor and employment law and labor relations. While working at Bloomberg BNA, Mr. Kachka developed an in-depth and expansive comprehension of labor and employment law at the federal, state, and local levels.
For two years, Mr. Kachka served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Denise M. Francois of the Superior Court for the U.S. Virgin Islands. When not enjoying the perks of living on a tropical island, Mr. Kachka drafted opinion significantly shaping the budding law of the territory. Because so much of Virgin Islands law was still in its early development, as an attorney, Mr. Kachka now is eager to present novel arguments and shape the law in his clients’ favor.
He looks forwarding to changing the tide in favor of organized labor and helping hardworking people achieve the American Dream. For too long, American workers have been playing defense against corporate interests. Mr. Kachka looks forwarding to helping unions and employees move the ball toward the other team’s end zone.
Mr. Kachka enjoys travelling, playing chess, and trying new restaurants.