SEIU Local 1000

SEIU Local 1000

Senior Union Representative / Organizer
Contract Department

Based in Sacramento, CA


Are you a quick-thinking, passionate advocate? Do you thrive in an environment that blends an encyclopedic knowledge of details with planning and strategy? Can you sit across the table from the other side and bring complex issues to positive resolution? SEIU Local 1000 is a cutting-edge labor union that represents 96,000 state employees in nine bargaining units throughout the State of California.  We want to talk with you if you are interested in bargaining contracts and have a great sense of negotiation strategy.

This position exists in our Contract Department in Sacramento, CA.


  • Assist, or serve as, the lead staff negotiator in negotiating bargaining unit side tables or complex statewide meet and confers, and coordinate the statewide activities of assigned bargaining units or departments.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and training to negotiating committees.
  • Coordinate, handle and attend meet and confer activities for bargaining units.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop bargaining unit leaders and stewards.
  • May be assigned to support Field, Political Organizing or Representation activities as necessary.
  • Lead, motivate and mobilize leaders, stewards and members in internal and external committees focusing on contract issues related to the wages, hours and working conditions of members. Develop and maintain effective communication networks, including writing and distributing leaflets, notices, newsletters, emails and other materials among worksite leaders, stewards and members.
  • Create and maintain lists and charts, which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  • Work with worksite stewards and leaders to represent members at the meet and confer process, as well as work with the Field to mobilize members to take action around issues in the worksite.
  • Work with a team to develop, organize and implement large-scale committee meetings and trainings to educate stewards and leaders on contract negotiations and enforcement.
  • Develop and deliver internal educational presentations on the bargaining process, and the structure and laws that support it.
  • Participate in voter outreach, including phone banking, precinct walking and GOTV efforts.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Prior experience negotiating contracts and writing contract language.
  • Knowledge of California’s State Personnel Board, California Department of Human Resources, and individual State Departments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers.
  • Ability to travel to key meetings, including weekend meetings.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

How to Apply:
to submit your information including a cover letter and résumé.

Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize Local 1000’s vision for building a strong union.

SEIU is committed to building a diverse workforce.

We offer excellent benefits, including paid health benefits for employee and family, liberal paid time off and competitive salary. All applicants must be able to furnish proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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