Carrie Blackwood

25+ years of experience and knowledge in workplace law, organizational leadership, political advocacy, institutional representation, complex multi-party dispute resolution, negotiation, and labor relations. Representing governmental entities, labor unions, non-profits, businesses, and employees.

Her prior experience includes acting as Senior Legal Counsel representing a professional aerospace union consisting of nearly twenty-three thousand professional aerospace workers, over a decade of Lead Labor Negotiator experience, and service as the Director of Training and Development for thousands of public sector professional and technical employees in Washington and Oregon.

  • State of Washington, 2016
  • State of Minnesota, 1998 (Inactive)
  • Independent Workplace Investigations’ AWI-CHI Certificate holder, 2018-present.
  • Certificate of Accomplishment Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, 2016.
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Latinx Bar Association
  • Whatcom Women Lawyers
  • WSBA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • RE Sources Current Pro-Bono Legal Counsel and Former Board Member
  • Law Diversity and Justice Fairhaven College Volunteer and Mentor from 1998 to Present
  • Legal Studies Senior Adjunct Professor Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, 2021
  • Law Advocates Volunteer, 2018 to Present
  • Countless Political Campaigns
  • Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Conference Panelist, 2019
  • Candidate for Washington State Senate, 2019
  • Labor Studies Senior Adjunct Professor Western Washington University, Fairhaven College, 2019
  • Bellingham City Club Panelist- Sexual Harassment and #MeToo- April 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association- Decoding the Law: #MeToo- March 2018
  • Committee to Elect Judge Cecily Hazelrigg Hernandez 2018
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