Carpenters Industrial Council
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Business Representative/Organizer

Based in Minneapolis, MN
(covering the Minnesota/Iowa/Wisconsin region)

The Carpenters Industrial Council, an affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America,  which represents many types of workers throughout the United States, is seeking an energetic and highly motivated person for the position of Business Representative/Organizer in Minnesota/Iowa/ Wisconsin region.

The candidate shall possess a strong personality and willingness to assist in the development of members into strong Local Union leaders as they fight for decent jobs that provide good wages and benefits.

Responsibilities Include (but not limited to):

  • Attend Local Union meetings and do monthly shop visits to each assigned plant
  • Help develop and implement strategies to involve union members in concerted activities that help build union’s capacity to effectively represent employees in its internal communication and member mobilization
  • Foster recruitment and training of union stewards who can assist members in solving problems on the job through contract enforcement and direct actions
  • Be the Lead Negotiator in bargaining contracts for assigned Local Unions
  • Assist with training and work with Local Union leaders to ensure effective meetings, sound fiscal practices and strong internal communication
  • Prepare and present grievances; help prepare cases for arbitration


  • Willingness to work long hours, nights and some weekends
  • Strong commitment to building the labor movement
  • Experience and training necessary to conduct contract negotiations
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people
  • Proven ability to organize and carry out work assignments
  • Leadership skills to motivate members to get them involved in Union activities
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations 
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to write well and to craft contract language and letters
  • Good computer skills

Competitive salary based on experience, full benefit package including defined pension, family health insurance and many other benefits 

To Apply:
Email a cover letter, résumé and four references letters to cic@cic-ubc.org.

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