OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8

Union Representative

Based in Seattle, WA
with travel throughout 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 and covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, growing union representing over 7,000 clerical, professional and health care employees in the private and public sectors throughout Washington State. This position is based in the Seattle office.

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.
  • A Washington driver’s license and a car.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including some weekends and evenings. Some 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 résumé to OPEIU Local 8 by email at: opeiu8@opeiu8.org, or by mail: OPEIU Local 8, 2800 First Avenue, #304, Seattle, WA 98121.

Position closes on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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