OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8

Union Representative

Based in Seattle, WA


Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8 is seeking applicants for an experienced Union Representative. This position reports to the Local 8 Business Manager and is part of the Local 8 Union Rep Bargaining Unit. The position is based out of the Seattle office and assigned primarily to the Puget Sound region. Local 8 OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, growing union representing over 7,200 administrative, professional and health care employees in the private and public sectors throughout Washington State.

The successful candidate MUST HAVE THESE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Recent and significant experience in negotiating union labor agreements.
  • Thorough understanding of federal and state laws pertaining to collective bargaining and workers’ rights.
  • Experience administrating public and private employees’ contracts.
  • Ability to independently process grievances.
  • Ability to write clearly and speak effectively and persuasively.
  • Ability to write and interpret contract language.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and interact with a wide variety of people in situations that are often adversarial.
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting working people.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and interact with a wide variety of people in situations that are often adversarial.
  • A Washington driver’s license and a car.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including some weekends and evenings. Some travel around Washington State may be necessary.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desirable.


  • Serve as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations.
  • Preparation of contract proposals and the formulation of bargaining strategies.
  • Contract administration, grievance resolution, counseling and advising members and Shop Stewards.
  • Preparation and presentation of educational and informational programs.
  • Interaction with employer representatives, attorneys and elected officials.
  • Internal organizing/contract and community campaigns.
  • Legislative and political action.
  • Participation in labor, community and political affairs.

Compensation includes placement on a wage scale ($64,272 – $110,448 per year), plus an auto allowance, cell phone allowance and technology allowance.

To Apply
Please send an application letter stating your interest in this position and résumé to OPEIU Local 8 by email to: libby@opeiu8.org, or by mail: OPEIU Local 8, 2900 Eastlake Ave E, Suite 220, Seattle, WA 98102.

Position closes on Friday, July 8, 2022.

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