Union Representative

Based in Seattle, WA
travel around Washington State

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8 is seeking applicants for an experienced Union Representative. This position reports to the Local 8 Business Manager and is part of the Local 8 Union Rep Bargaining Unit. The position is based out of the Seattle office and assigned primarily to Eastern Washington. Local 8 OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, growing union representing over 6,500 clerical, professional and health care employees in the private and public sectors throughout Washington State.

The successful candidate MUST HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recent and significant experience and/or education in negotiating union labor agreements.
  • Thorough understanding of federal and state laws pertaining to collective bargaining and workers’ rights.
  • Experience negotiating and administrating public and private employees’ contracts.
  • Ability to independently process grievances.
  • Ability to write clearly and speak effectively and persuasively.
  • Ability to write and interpret contract language.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and interact with a wide variety of people in situations that are often adversarial.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting working people.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and interact with a wide variety of people in situations that are often adversarial.
  • A Washington driver’s license and a car.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including some weekends and evenings. Extensive travel around Washington State will be necessary.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desirable.


  • Serve as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations.
  • Preparation of contract proposals and the formulation of bargaining strategies.
  • Contract administration, grievance resolution, counseling and advising members and Shop Stewards.
  • Preparation and presentation of educational and informational programs.
  • Interaction with employer representatives, attorneys and elected officials.
  • Internal organizing/contract and community campaigns.
  • Legislative and political action.
  • Participation in labor, community and political affairs.

Compensation information available upon request.

To apply, please send an application letter stating your interest in this position and resume to OPEIU Local 8 by email at libby@opeiu8.org or by mail: OPEIU Local 8, 2800 First Avenue #304, Seattle, WA 98121.

Position closes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

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