Engineers and Scientists Of California Local 20

Union Representative/Organizer

Based in the Bay Area and Northern CA

The Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO & CLC is a dynamic, democratic, and activist labor union representing more than 8,000 workers throughout California. The Local is headquartered in Oakland and has an experienced, activist, and united Executive Board. ESC Local 20 members are highly skilled professionals employed principally at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”), Kaiser Permanente, private and public health care facilities, local and federal government agencies, and legal non-profits.

ESC Local 20 seeks to hire an experienced Union Organizer/Representative.  This individual will work closely with the elected leadership and the Executive Director in creating and executing campaigns to build membership and union power.  ESC Local 20 is looking for candidates who have at least 3-5 years of experience organizing and representing workers in the labor movement, preferably with technical and professional workers.

Duties include:

  • contract campaigns and negotiations
  • providing support for ongoing labor-management structures
  • grievance administration and contract enforcement
  • member development and training
  • organizing non-union workplaces to join the union
  • and supporting ESC’s goals and political program

Compensation is highly competitive, and step placement is dependent on experience and qualifications. Salary range is $106,000-$125,000. 

Outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer-paid family medical and prescription coverage.  ESC provides a 401K/Pension employer contribution of 21% of the annual base salary. The position has generous time-off benefits that include vacation and compensatory time off provisions.

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A team player who possesses the ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise a high degree of judgment
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 5+ years in union organizing and representation or related experience.  

The Union Representative/Organizer will be based out of the ESC Local 20 office in Oakland; however, work is currently remote due to COVID-19. The job will require travel (post COVID-19 restrictions). Work can include long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends. A valid Driver’s License and insurability are a requirement for this position.

To Apply
Please submit a résumé and cover letter via email with the subject line of “Rep/Organizer” by May 31, 2021 to: 

Email: repjobsearch@ifpte20.org
Francisco Preciado, Executive Director, ESC Local 20, IFPTE AFL-CIO/CLC

Local 20, IFPTE is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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