Retail Union Representative
Full Time

Based in Seattle, WA

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 21 is seeking an experienced Retail Union Representative. Position requires willingness to work long and irregular hours, strong listening, speaking, and writing skills. Basic computer literacy required, advanced a plus. Must have some experience with unions (as a member, steward, intern or staffer) or other demonstrated commitment to social change. Spanish speaker preferred.

Requirements include:

  • Identifying and developing leaders, moving and assessing workers and recruiting and training union stewards
  • Reading and understanding collective bargaining agreements and enforcing those agreements through workplace action, grievance investigation and timely filing of grievances
  • Leadership recruitment and mobilization for contract negotiations.
  • Mobilizing members to take political action.


  • Ability to inspire and motivate workers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise judgment under stress.
  • Ability to work well with diverse people.
  • Ability to mentor stewards.
  • Prior experience as a union organizer, shop stewards or union representative preferred.
  • Computer literacy preferred.
  • Ability to speak language(s) in addition to English preferred.

Salary / Benefits: DOE; includes generous health care and other benefits.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. UFCW 21 is an equal opportunity employer. We offer an excellent wage package including medical and pension benefits.

To Apply
Please email Maria Milliron at mmilliron@ufcw21.org your Résumé and Cover Letter.

No calls please.

About UFCW Local 21
Building a Movement for the 21st Century - UFCW 21 is the largest private sector union in Washington State with over 45,000 members working in grocery stores and retail, healthcare and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is led by a President and Secretary/Treasurer and a large representative member Executive Board. Our membership is among the youngest and most diverse in the labor movement. We are committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our work places and communities. Visit http://www.ufcw21.org for more information about our union.

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