UFCW Local 1445

UFCW Local 1445

Field Business Agent

Based in Dedham, MA


Salary: $50,000 per year
Probationary period: 6 months with monthly work reviews
Minimum hours of work per week: 40

UFCW Local 1445 in Dedham, MA is looking for a qualified candidate to fill this currently open position.

Job Description:
This position is responsible for all areas of membership service, including handling day-to-day phone call, grievances, preparation of arbitration cases, and negotiating contracts with the employers under agreement with UFCW Local 1445. This is a highly visible position with extensive contact with our union members as well as with Local 1445’s legal counsel and executive board members This is not a 9-to-5 job; it entails long and varied hours, with early morning, evening, weekend work and travel, and including overnight stays from time-to-time.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for servicing at least 1,400 members and about 20 sites.
  • Responsible to log in all daily activity on the Local Union reporting system.
  • Responsible to visit assigned facilities at least once per week to communicate and interact one-on-one with the membership.
  • Responsible to return members’ phone calls, emails, or any other type of communication within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Responsible to respond to employers’ emails or any other type of communication on the daily basis.
  • Responsible to schedule contract proposal meetings with members.
  • Responsible to prepare contract proposals with bargaining committees.
  • Responsible to schedule contract negotiation meetings with assigned employers and chair the negotiations
  • Responsible to type and modify all changes negotiated in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Responsible to assist bargaining unit employees in all aspects of employee/employer labor and employment relations, including conducting investigatory meetings.
  • Responsible to represent members at disciplinary meetings, and attend and present cases during grievance procedures, including meetings and arbitration hearings with the Local Union legal counsel.
  • Responsible to assist with investigating complaints/unfair labor practices filed by an employer or a member.
  • Responsible to attend to the Local Union quarterly membership meetings.
  • Responsible to participate and support the Local Union’s organizing campaigns.
  • Responsible to participate in community, political, and Local Union events.
  • Responsible to prepare correspondence as needed.
  • Responsible to perform other duties as assigned by leadership of the Local Union.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email their résumés to President Fernando Lemus at: FLemus@ufcwLocal1445.org, or fax résumés to the president’s attention at: 781-461-0677.

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