United Public Employees

United Public Employees

Union Business Agent

Based in Sacramento, CA


Annual Salary Range: $67,802.00 – $115,931.00

Job Description:
The Union Business Agent position provides the full range of representation to members in their assigned areas. This includes but not limited to: grievance and discipline handling through the arbitration process; contract negotiations; assisting, developing, training, stewards; appearances before governmental councils, boards and commissions; working with coalitions and other labor organizations; political action; internal communications programs; and internal and external organizing.

Job Duties:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with members, Union leadership, staff, and elected officials.
  • Negotiate contracts under various collective bargaining laws and with a variety of agencies.
  • Investigates and processes grievances and disciplinary appeals in accordance with federal and state laws, agency(s) policies and procedures and/or negotiated contracts with the employer.
  • Train and assist stewards in organizing and representational work.
  • Work with leaders in the development and implementation of worksite issue campaigns.
  • Assist and train leaders to build stronger locals through internal organizing, and external organizing campaigns.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Ability to establish correlation with and organize members in widely diversified ethnic, social, and economic groups.
  • Experience in advocacy and leadership development.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Quick learner possessing strong interest and working knowledge of labor rights and contract language.
  • Research and analytical skills necessary to assess and plan effective assignments.
  • Valid California driver’s license and insurance.
  • Reliable vehicle.
  • A willingness to work extended hours and some weekends.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter including a résumé and three references to Jennifer Oliver at: Info@upe1.org. All emails should include UPE Business Agent Posting in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

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