OPEIU Local 29

OPEIU Local 29

Union Representative

Based in Oakland, CA


Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 29, AFL-CIO (OPEIU 29) is a dynamic, progressive labor union for professional, technical and office professionals in the private and public sectors. We are committed to leading and assisting members to improve their workplaces, gain competitive wages, benefits, and respect in the workplace.

OPEIU 29 represents a diverse membership in the greater Bay Area and throughout California, with its headquarters in Oakland, California. OPEIU 29 is seeking an experienced Union Representative who can be an integral part of our growing union.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Process grievances, including investigation and arbitration preparation
  • Negotiate and administer collective bargaining agreements
  • Interpret and administer complex legal and contract language
  • Conduct mediation and dispute resolution
  • Coordinate, train, recruit and support shop stewards
  • Identify and develop new workplace leaders
  • Plan and conduct regular bargaining unit meetings
  • Implement contract and community campaigns for power at the bargaining table
  • Prepare leaflets, bulletins, and other communications
  • Conduct internal organizing campaigns

Requirements Include:

  • At least 2 to 4 years of experience as a union representative or the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Experience in successfully bargaining labor contracts, grievance handling and mobilizing members to take action.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the labor movement and social justice
  • Strong and effective written and verbal skills in a variety of forms, including emails, letters, grievances, settlement agreements, contract proposals, flyers, petitions and newsletter articles
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with deadlines and to work independently
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel, and to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends
  • Valid driver's license and insurance, dependable automobile

Salary and Benefits: Salary depending on experience, benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and pension.

To Apply:
Please email your résumé and any materials electronically to this email address: President@opeiu29.org.

All inquiries and material submitted will be kept confidential.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

OPEIU 29 is committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and interested in applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and genders.

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