Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Secretary/ Bookkeeper

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is the second largest labor council in the country representing more than 300 local unions and hundreds of thousands of rank-and-file union members. The Federation is a model for the nation of how a central labor body can transform the labor movement by actively assisting its affiliates with their organizing and bargaining drives, and changing the way unions do politics.

The mission of the LA FED, as it is known, is to be a voice for working people battling to break into or remain in the middle class; to encourage them to actively participate in the civic and political life of their nation, state and community; and to advance public policies supporting workers and their families.

To learn more about the LA Fed, please visit: www.theLAFED.org.

We are seeking a motivated Secretary/Bookkeeper to join the team of one of the most innovative and successful local labor movements in America. The Secretary/Bookkeeper will be working with the administrative team under the Director of Operations.

This is a full time position generally performed during normal business hours. The position includes the duties as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for confidential files which may include filing, locating and preparing files for archival purposes
  • Maintains and updates Federation database
  • Prepares materials for meetings
  • Track and reconcile organization’s credit card on a monthly basis
  • Composes and types routine correspondence
  • Performs monthly bank statement reconciliation
  • As needed, travel (locally) to carry-out administrative duties
  • Other General administrative duties, including but not limited to: routine mass mailings, answering phones and correspondences, filing, photocopying, scanning and scheduling (as needed)


  • At least two years of previous experience in professional office environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with the ability to manage several projects
  • Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity
  • Basic computer knowledge, ability to use Windows, Microsoft Office/Excel, Google Drive, accounting systems and databases
  • Excellent interpersonal, phone and written skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible, supportive and team oriented
  • Reliable transportation
  • Experience in a union office is a plus
  • Must be available to work mornings and evenings for various events throughout the year (as needed)

Salary: $24.00 per hour. This is a full time position. Benefits contingent upon qualification of hours include: Pension and 401(k) plan, Health, Dental and Vision. Position covered by OPEIU 537 collective bargaining agreement – Grade 2.

To Apply:
Please email résumé with cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working for the labor movement, as well as three references to Karla Vasquez: karlat@thelafed.org. No phone calls. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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