AFT Connecticut

AFT Connecticut

Field Representative

Based in Rocky Hill, CT

Anticipated Start Date 11/1/2019 (sooner, if possible)

AFT Connecticut has an opening for an experienced Field Representative who is intelligent, self-motivated, and willing to work hard for social justice and the labor movement. This position will support local leaders and with member and community organizing, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, workshops and related work as directed by the AFT Connecticut President.

AFT Connecticut is a democratic labor union of 30,000 members who seeks, with passion and integrity, to create a way forward for the labor movement in Connecticut. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring economic, educational, and social justice; and providing a collective voice for workers and their families. We organize, educate, and empower our members to protect their rights, wages, and benefits. The position will be based in Rocky Hill Connecticut. Experience with private sector unions is a plus.

Qualifications/Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience in working with and speaking before workers and labor leaders
  • General knowledge of the union movement, union structure, the collective bargaining process, and current issues facing unions
  • Experience in negotiations, arbitration, contract administration, and organizing
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and self-manage time and priorities
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout CT regularly and out of state occasionally.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of union staff and elected member leaders
  • Strong listening, speaking, and writing skills
  • PC-based computer literacy.
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license required.

Salary schedule and benefits set by negotiated agreement. Salary schedule starting at $70,000, may be higher based on experience. Generous benefits include full family insurances, 401K, and paid time off.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, résumé, and letters of reference to Chief of Staff, Stuart Savelkoul at: ssavelkoul@aftct.org.

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