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Organizer-in-Training

Based in Washington State’s Puget Sound Region


To build a powerful Union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

Organizer-in-Training Position

Organization Profile:
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 21 is the largest private sector labor union in the state of Washington. Representing over 46,000 working people in grocery, health care, retail, food processing and service sector industries; UFCW Local 21 has a broad commitment to social justice. We organize to improve working conditions in our industries and fight to improve economic, political and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

Job Description:
UFCW Local 21 is currently looking for energetic people who want to make a difference in people's lives and be part of building a progressive union. Organizer’s-in-Training will work alongside UFCW Local 21 staff on an organizing campaign in order to develop union organizing skills. Organizer-in-Training is a temporary position with flexible hours, but applicant must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate must be willing and excited to learn from experienced organizers, as well as be able to work with diverse groups of people. OIT’s must be committed to building power for working people and to the fight for workplace justice. Applicants must be able to demonstrate good communication and writing skills as well as general computer skills; the ability to problem solve, multi-task, and take initiative. Second language skills are preferable. Candidate must live in Washington State’s Puget Sound region.

UFCW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary/Wages:
Pay based on experience.

Application Instructions:
Please email your resume and cover letter to: Cecile Reuge at creuge@ufcw21.org.

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