SEIU Local 888

SEIU Local 888

Internal Organizer/Contract Negotiator

Based in Braintree, MA

Job Title: Internal Organizer/Contract Negotiator
Grade: 13
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Location: Braintree, MA
Hours: Variable
Bargaining Unit: United Staff Worker Union (USWU)

The Field Representative reports is an internal organizer responsible for engaging and mobilizing members and development of leadership in SEIU 888 chapter. This position reports to the Director of Field Representative. This includes attending to the needs of Local 888 members and providing these services in an effective and efficient and friendly manner will ensure that inquiries are dealt within established time limits.


Contract Knowledge & Negotiating Skills

  • Ability to understand contract language and its relationship to existing laws
  • Ability to identify Unfair Labor Practices
  • Demonstrated ability to write and propose new contract language
  • Develop strategies for contract campaigns
  • Coordinate bargaining with others and prioritize effectively
  • Properly train and develop bargaining teams
  • Integrate MOA(s) into final contracts timely and accurately

Grievance Handling

  • Ability to effectively explain the difference between a gripe and a grievance to members,
  • Ensure all deadlines are met
  • Regularly review, manage, and track grievances to help deliver quick results
  • Investigate grievances thoroughly
  • Request relevant information early
  • Interview and prepare potential witnesses
  • Prepare and present cases effectively at all at grievance steps prior to arbitration
  • Engage in settlement/resolution discussions within appropriate timeframe
  • Communicate effectively with the grievant and chapter leader throughout the grievance process
  • Work toward having member leaders take the lead role in all grievance steps prior to arbitration through coaching and training

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively motivate and mobilize workers to participate in union activities/programs
  • Identification and development of leaders
  • Demonstrate a curiosity in members lives and enthusiasm for their struggles
  • Display sound organizational skills to work independently and balance conflicting demands successfully
  • Optimize utilization of Local resources; ability to learn and make use of new skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive, maintain a productive attitude, and take initiative in the work
  • Establish and cultivate respectful working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds, including members and other staff
  • Knowledge of and willingness to utilize technology as needed (word processing, email, internet, databases, etc.)

Working Conditions
May be required to work long and irregular hours, and at times work weekends and holidays when necessary, and to travel as needed. Must have a valid driver’s license and functional automobile.

This is a bargaining unit positon covered by the agreement between SEIU Local 888 and the Union Field Staff Union. Salary placement commensurate with experience. Benefit package pursuant to union contract.

To Apply
Respond to humanresources@seiu888.org with cover letter and résumé.

SEIU Local 888 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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