Eric Harrington

General Counsel

Eric Harrington joined the MLSPA as the organizations first internal General Counsel after eight years at the National Education Association, where he served as Senior Counsel for the nation's largest labor union.

Harrington has spent over two decades fighting for workers – in labor unions, in the federal government, and in private practice. He has led organizing drives that added tens of thousands of workers to the union ranks, led governmental reform efforts that expanded the employment and civil rights of millions of Americans, and litigated cases on behalf of employees in state and federal courts, including several state highest courts, federal appellate courts, and the United States Supreme Court. Most recently, he led a policy reform campaign that resulted in billions of dollars of student debt relief for teachers and healthcare workers.