Jay Youngdahl’s Bio
Jay Youngdahl has specialized in representing the unrepresented. For many years he had an active FELA practice representing Navajo railroad workers. He has served as General Counsel for many unions in the South, and continues this practice today for unions in the South with tens of thousands of union members.
Mr. Youngdahl has written many law review, academic, and popular pieces advocating for the ability of workers to act in solidarity. He is often called upon to speak to groups large and small, on important political and legal issues that affect workers.
Prior to law school, Jay was a union member in several industries. He was a letter carrier in the USPS for several years, serving as union steward and workers’ EEO representative. While working he attended night school at the University of Houston, graduating Summa Cum Laude. His law degree is from the University of Texas, Austin.
Mr. Youngdahl, a veteran of the US Army, is on the Advisory Council of the Veterans Health Policy Initiative, which advocates for better health care for our nation’s veterans at the VA and elsewhere.
Like his sister, Sara Youngdahl, Jay is dedicated to insuring that workers are treated ethically and legally. Jay earned a Masters in Divinity from Harvard University.
Jay Youngdahl is an accomplished conceptual and photographic artist. Some of his work can be seen at www.jayyoungdahl.art .