Experienced Union Representative
Federation of Agents & International Representatives (FAIR)

Oregon & Southwestern Washington

Title:  Union Representative
Unit:  Federation of Agents & International Representatives (FAIR)
Department:  Membership Services
Reports to: Lead Representative
Supervisor:  Executive Director
Location:  Oregon & Southwestern Washington
Salary:  $60,409 to $84,181 depending on experience

Job Summary: The job of a Union Representative is to build the UFCW membership into a motivated, empowered, and mobilized force that actively, collectively, strategically, and powerfully fights to better their work life, protect their rights in the workplace, and win victories small and large.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Identify, recruit, develop, and mobilize member leaders in focused and ongoing ways.
  • Connect with members to persuade, assess, inoculate, and motivate them in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Plan and carry out actions.
  • Develop community allies and empower members to do the same thing.
  • Train and supervise member leaders.
  • Develop work issue campaigns based on member issues and help develop members as leaders in that capacity.
  • Organize, coordinate, and support UFCW Local 555’s political, contractual, and issue campaigns.
  • Enforce collective bargaining agreements.
  • Complete required paperwork, reports, and forms in a timely fashion.
  • Work with Lead Representative to perform job duties
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least three years of demonstrated full time experience in union representational work, including contact enforcement, grievance processing, and building member involvement.
  • General knowledge of labor law.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative.
  • Sound organizational skills to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Computer skills, including Email, Microsoft Office, databases, Internet, and tablet.
  • Bilingual skills highly desired.

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain valid driver’s license, automobile, and minimum auto insurance coverage required by UFCW Local 555.
  • Ability to regularly work anywhere in UFCW Local 555 jurisdiction.  Occasional travel outside the jurisdiction.
  • Hours and days of work are whatever is required to meet various deadlines and requirements of the job.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting and standing.
  • Bending, stretching and reaching.
  • Some lifting under 25 pounds.

To apply, interested individuals need to submit a one page cover letter and resume to Sandy Humphrey at shumphrey@ufcw555.org. The deadline to submit a cover letter and resume is noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. First interviews will be held on July 10 and July 11, 2017. Candidates who advance past the first interview will have a second interview on July 17 or July 18, 2017.

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