SEIU UHW West, United Healthcare Workers West

United Healthcare Workers West

Union Representative / Organizers In Representational Excellence
(representation knowledge required)

Based in Northern California
(San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento)


SEIU-UHW is a powerful, cutting-edge union of healthcare workers leading for better health, quality care, and good jobs. With more than 85,000 members working in nearly every part of the healthcare industry, we are the pre-eminent front-line voice on healthcare in California. SEIU-UHW members have a bold strategy to improve healthcare workers’ standard of living and make California the healthiest state in the nation, but we can only make it happen with you. We are seeking great representation experts to build, support and develop Steward leaders of SEIU-UHW who:

  • Take action by enforcing contracts and holding their employers accountable;
  • Mobilize their co-workers behind contracts that provide a rising standard of living for healthcare workers while embracing change, quality and the shared mission of healthcare employers;
  • Provide high quality, on-the-job representation to their co-workers based in the power and expertise of healthcare workers representing other healthcare workers;
  • Work to create a healthy workforce through collective incentives to take health screenings and reduce the causes of chronic conditions;
  • Reach out to non-unionized healthcare workers to bring them into our movement.

Successful candidates have a deep understanding in grievance procedure, mediation, arbitration and collective bargaining. The Representational Excellence team works in tandem with Steward leaders to understand and enforce their collective bargaining agreement. SEIU-UHW is focused on ensuring Stewards have the knowledge, tools and resources to effectively improve workplace standards. Candidates must be able to inspire, challenge and develop workers into Steward leaders, to lead Steward councils and effectively communicate within the membership. Personal initiative, independent judgment, accountability, planning and organizational skills, and a willingness to embrace new technologies are required. Bilingual skills are preferred.

Working to transform California’s healthcare system often means long and irregular hours, from meeting with hospital workers on the night-shift to helping to enroll community members into healthcare on the weekend. Valid driver license and insurance are required. Please note: This is not a traditional business agent position focused on servicing members.

SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary based on experience, generous benefits including fully paid family healthcare and a defined benefit pension, and a work environment that values team building, diversity and a culture of feedback and development.

SEIU-UHW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, or disability.

So, are you ready? If yes, bring you passion and expertise our way and apply now!

SEIU is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.

To apply for this position or to search other openings, please go to our jobs page at https://www.seiu-uhw.org/about-seiu-uhw/jobs/.

We are 85,000 healthcare workers who work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and in the community as home care providers. Our members are frontline caregivers, including respiratory care practitioners, dietary aides, environmental services and nursing staff. Our mission is to provide quality care for all patients, expand access to excellent, affordable healthcare for all Californians and raise living standards for all workers.

We are led by the largest, most diverse and dynamic leadership body in the labor movement: An Executive Board of more than 200 rank-and-file members.

We dedicate a large portion of our resources to growing our movement of healthcare workers through organizing the unorganized.

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