UFCW Local 770

UFCW Local 770

Cannabis Division Lead Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA
(covering Southern California)

UFCW 770 stands 31,000 members strong, representing and advocating for workers in healthcare, retail health, grocery, packing and cannabis. For nearly a decade, UFCW 770 has organized hundreds of workers in the cannabis industry, starting in the largest cannabis market in the country - Los Angeles. Since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, UFCW 770 is on the forefront of organizing cannabis workers throughout Southern CA - from as far south as Harbor City to as far north as San Luis Obispo.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worker-leaders through one-on-one communication.
  • Train workers to organize their coworkers.
  • Build and maintain worker committees.
  • Organize and lead worker committee meetings.
  • Develop worker leadership and structure of campaigns/planning.
  • Oversee the conduct of organizing drives, card check agreements, and representation.
  • Understand nuances and issues specific to cannabis workers, both within the workplace and at a legislative level.
  • Assist and participate in collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
  • Execute Labor Peace Agreements in the field.
  • Understand local, state, and federal cannabis laws.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary team in both internal and external organizing drives.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in both internal and external organizing.
  • Experience as an organizer and/or union representative preferred, especially organizing low-wage workers of color.
  • Willing to work long, irregular hours (including weekends), as needed.
  • Willing and able to travel as needed.
  • Commitment to rank and file leadership development.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with a diverse, multi-cultural membership.
  • Must have a car and a driver’s license. Please indicate in your application whether you have these.
  • Commitment to organizing the unorganized.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in negotiations.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 770 is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please submit a résumé and cover letter to Jackie Cornejo, Cannabis Division Coordinator at: Jackie.Cornejo@ufcw770.org. No phone calls please.

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