The Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD)
AFSCME Local 206


Based in the Seattle/Tacoma, WA area
(travel possible)


Founded by a private practice physician in 1972, over the last forty years the Union of American Physicians and Dentists has grown into the largest union representing licensed doctors in the United States. UAPD members in Washington work for the MultiCare healthcare system and the Swedish/Providence health care system, in both hospital and urgent care settings with new campaigns spread across the region. Affiliated with AFSCME and the AFL-CIO, UAPD is proud to bring the strength of the labor movement to the aid of working doctors and providers in the interest of better healthcare for all. There’s much to accomplish, and with the right personnel, we believe we can do it. Come join our team and be a part of a larger mission that will make an impact for years to come.

The majority of work will be in the Seattle/Tacoma area with some periods of extended travel possible.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a negotiator position with organizer duties.

Example of responsibilities:

  • Leading the bargaining teams at the table and in the field.
  • Develop and train bargaining teams.
  • Develop and run contract action teams.
  • Working independently and with small teams.
  • Prepare and maintain work plans, calendars, files, reports and other records on a weekly basis.
  • Participating in new organizing campaigns.
  • Multi tasking and performing other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to building long-term power for physicians and providers.
  • Background in labor and organizing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct trainings.
  • Private sector experience required.
  • Experience in bargaining contracts and union campaigns are preferred.
  • Knowledge of bargaining first (1st) contracts is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced environment and multiple projects.
  • Ability to maintain good working relations with diverse membership and staff.


  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in all union wide activities.
  • Willingness to travel and work in different locations for determined periods of time.
  • You must possess a valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.

Competitive salary with a benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, pension plan, 401k, 3 weeks of vacation time, comp time, sick leave, 13 holidays, phone allowance, mileage reimbursement and more.

Women & people of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Applicants must submit a current résumé, with references and a cover letter expressing what their commitment and interest in the labor movement is in order to be considered for the position. Please submit cover letter and résumé to attention Doug Chiappetta at UAPD@uapd.com

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.