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UFCW Local 21

UFCW Local 21
 

Union Organizer

Will be based out of Seattle, Spokane or Central WA

 

Full Time

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 21 is seeking experienced Union Organizers. Position(s) will be based out of Seattle, Spokane or Central WA and work across the state. Requires willingness to work long and irregular hours, strong listening, speaking, and writing skills. Basic computer literacy required, advanced a plus. Must have some experience with unions (as a member, steward, intern or staffer) or other demonstrated commitment to social change.

We are looking for Organizers who care about others, have a passion for building power for working people, speak Spanish or a language other than English, have experience with online to field organizing and/or experience with rank and file organizing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Critical thinking and willingness to confront the status quo
  • Ability to move people past fear
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, social and economic justice
  • Driver’s license, vehicle and valid insurance required

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Experience with RC, PERC, card check or alternative elections
  • Comprehensive campaign experience
  • Has led teams and/or trained others as a part of organizing drive or campaign
  • Ability to speak and write language(s) in addition to English
  • Experience with organizing in industries that UFCW represents: grocery, retail, healthcare, laundries, food processing and/or retail cannabis
  • Experience with “outside of the box” organizing strategies and tactics

Salary / Benefits: DOE; includes generous health care and other benefits.

Womxn and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. UFCW 21 is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an excellent wage package including medical and pension benefits under the PNWSU staff union agreement.

To Apply:
Please send your résumé and cover letter to Kasi Farrar at kfarrar@ufcw21.org if you’re interested in the position and put “(your name) – Union Organizer” in the subject line. No calls please.

About UFCW Local 21
Building a Movement for the 21st Century - UFCW 21 is the largest private sector union in Washington State with over 45,000 members working in grocery stores and retail, healthcare and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is led by a President and Secretary/Treasurer and a large representative member Executive Board. Our membership is among the youngest and most diverse in the labor movement. We are committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our work places and communities. Visit http://www.ufcw21.org for more information about our union.

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