OPEIU Local 12

OPEIU Local 12

Union Representative

Based in Minneapolis, MN

Job Description:
The Union Representative position provides the full range of representation to Office and Professional Employees International Union (O.P.E.I.U.), Local 12 members at their place of employment. This includes grievance handling through the arbitration level; contract interpretations; contract negotiations; assisting, developing, training, and mentoring the elected leadership of O.P.E.I.U. Local 12, Executive Board and O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 members.

This position will be assigned to represent a wide range of union members working in different industries. Additional assignments may be added as organizing occurs.

Job Duties:

  • Negotiate or assist in contract negotiations, including proposal development, contract campaigns,
  • and negotiations.
  • Train and assist stewards and officers in representation work, including grievances and
  • disciplinary appeals up to and including arbitrations.
  • Provide training and assistance in the administration of O.P.E.I.U. Local 12.
  • Assist leaders in the creation of O.P.E.I.U. Local 12 union newsletters and other communications.
  • Work with leaders in the development and implementation of worksite issue campaigns.
  • Assist and train leaders to build stronger locals through internal organizing and/or external
  • organizing campaigns.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Three or more years of related work experience particularly with prior Labor experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of labor unions and labor relations issues in the public and private sector.
  • Ability to establish rapport with and organize members in widely diversified ethnic, social, and economic groups.
  • Experience in advocacy and leadership development.
  • Proven effectiveness in working with Local Unions.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Quick learner possessing strong interest and working knowledge of labor rights, employment rights and contract language.
  • Extensive project management experience in a high-stress environment.
  • Research and analytical skills necessary to assess and plan effective projects.
  • Ability to deal with conflicting and changing priorities.
  • Experienced in the use of most widely used computer programs, familiar with desktop publishing and social media.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • A willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in union activates.
  • May be required to lift 25-50 pounds
  • Minimal travel will be required.

To Apply
If you have any questions, please contact Joe LeBlanc at 651-639-1212. Please send résumés to Joe LeBlanc at jleblanc@opeiu12.org or fax it to 651-639-1210 to the attention of Joe LeBlanc.

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