Field Union Representative

Based in Grand Rapids, MI

An immediate opening is available for a Field Union Representative committed to work for social justice by building a strong labor movement. The ideal candidate must develop leadership among the members, and be committed to building a strong union based on membership involvement and participation. The position includes irregular hours and work in the evenings and on weekends.


  • Regularly visit all worksites assigned to service during all shifts on which members work
  • Return membership phone calls within 24 hours of initial contact, document receipt and return of phone calls, which includes topics discussed.
  • Handle complaints and objections and turn them into positive discussions.
  • Enforce collective bargaining agreements.
  • Actively maintain the goals of membership sign-ups and participation in each of the units.
  • Sign up members for Political and Fundraising donations.
  • Identify and empower members, train stewards and assistant reps towards leadership and participation in the Local’s activities and membership events.
  • Build and maintain worker’s committees
  • Execute and participate in Fundraising events to benefit the membership.
  • Actively participate with political activities.
  • Mobilize members to participate in picket lines, rallies and demonstrations.
  • Investigate, file and represent members in grievance procedures.
  • Develop proposals with membership input and participate during the negotiation of contracts.
  • Attendance at regular local membership meetings is expected.


  • Experience as a union representative and/or organizer preferred. Experience in retail and/or sales is a plus.
  • Ability to drive to multiple locations throughout a regular work day (valid driver’s license).
  • Must reside in Flint, MI or willing to relocate.
  • Available to work 50 hours a week. Some evening and/or weekend work is required
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work with a diverse, multi-cultural membership.
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills.
  • Knowledge of union culture and principles.
  • Ability to work effectively independently, on task and on time.

To apply for this position, submit Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirement to careers@ufcwlocal951.com. Candidates will only be considered when the requested documentation is provided

Benefits included are:

  • Medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance;
  • 401(K) Participation
  • Eligibility to participate in a pension plan.
  • Eligibility for fleet program.

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