Engineers and Scientists Of California Local 20 IFPTE AFL-CIO/CLC

Engineers and Scientists Of California Local 20

Organizer/Union Representative
Bay Area & Northern CA

Based out of Oakland, CA
(work currently remote)


The Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO & CLC is a member-led, and democratic labor union representing more than 8,000 workers throughout California. The Local is headquartered in Oakland and has an experienced, 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 and successful 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 workers into the labor movement, preferably with technical and professional workers.

Principal Duties include:

  • organizing non-union workplaces to join the union
  • meeting with individual workers
  • identifying worker leaders and training them
  • forming organizing committees
  • and supporting ESC’s goals and political program

Occasional Duties may include:

  • supporting collective action to solve workplace problems
  • supporting campaigns prior to and during contract negotiations
  • grievance administration and contract enforcement

Compensation is highly competitive, and step placement is dependent on experience and qualifications. Salary range is $106,000-$128,000. 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 learn from and engage with people from diverse backgrounds and people with different perspectives
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise a high degree of judgment
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 3+ years in union organizing and representation or related experience.

The Union Organizer/Representative 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 as part of organizing drives and representation (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:
Application Deadline is July 31, 2021.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter via email with the subject line of:

“ESC Local 20 IFPTE Organizer/Union Rep”

Joe Fahey, Associate
UnionSearch.org, Margolies, Potterton & Associates
Confidential calls accepted at (414) 731-4789

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.

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