UFCW Local 1445

UFCW Local 1445

Field Business Agent

Based in Dedham, MA


Salary: $50,000 per year plus great Union benefits
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, but primarily Macy’s retail stores and Stop & Shop Supermarkets, handling day-to-day phone calls, 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, Local 1445’s legal counsel as well as the local’s 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, including overnight stays at times.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for servicing at least 1,400 members at approximately 20 sites
  • Responsible to log in all daily activity on the Local Union reporting system.
  • Responsible to visit your 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 time received.
  • Responsible to respond to employers’ emails or any other type of communication on a daily basis.
  • Responsible to schedule contract proposal meetings with members.
  • Responsible to prepare contract proposals with bargaining committee.
  • Responsible to schedule contract negotiation meetings with your employers and chair the negotiations
  • Responsible to type up and modify all changes negotiated in a new CBA (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 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 the 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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