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International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Local 890


Bilingual Union Representative
Central Coast California

Based in Salinas, CA

 

Position Overview
Teamsters Local 890 is pleased to announce the BILINGUAL Union Representative – Central Coast California position to be filled as soon as possible.

This position offers a unique opportunity to represent private sector workers employed throughout the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, and surrounding areas. The Union is currently seeking to fill one position. The position will be responsible for representing the interests of Teamsters Local 890, its officers, members and staff at all times with employers, state federations, area labor councils and central labor councils, affiliates and constituency groups and will report to the Principal Officer, or designee.

Union Representatives are considered ‘at will – exempt’ in that they may supervise and train activists and administrative staff; have access to confidential information; have input to management positions for internal and external union operations; and exercise independent decision-making authority.

Description of Duties

  • Work independently with little to no supervision representing members in the areas of wages, benefits and working conditions; Prepare and present grievance and arbitration cases as the principal Union advocate
  • Open and renew expiring contracts independently as the principal Union advocate
  • Assess, groom and train union stewards and communication team members who can assist members in solving problems on the job through contract enforcement and direct action
  • Implement the Local’s year-round member mobilization and communication program. This includes but is not limited to internal organizing, organizing around workplace issues, and building grassroots mobilization around the Local’s agenda
  • Facilitate general and special membership meetings; Attend various meetings such as the community meetings, city council and other public governmental meetings, and political events
  • Welcome new members and provide in person orientation with emphasis on building a stronger union
  • Conduct research, compile, interpret, and analyze data; conduct classification & compensation studies
  • Develop expertise on employment trends, regional issues and communicate with coworkers and supervisors; Identify local groups, events, organizations etc., that may be resources for Teamsters members
  • Prepare and submit regular reports as required
  • Support the development of contract campaign planning and execution; may act as a co-negotiator in bargaining other contracts if need

Minimum Requirements

  • Teamsters background and experience is highly preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of experience representing workers in the labor movement. Experience with private sector bargaining units preferred (NLRB desirable)
  • Experience with internal and external organizing campaigns
  • Experience working for an International Union or very large local Union involved with elected leaders across multiple locals or chapters or shops
  • College degree in labor-related field, or extensive experience and demonstrated ability in labor relations, labor organizing or related work
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience communicating union messages a must
  • Computer proficiency with database/spreadsheet, email, internet, word processing, & social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish; Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours and sometimes on weekends
  • Ability to travel as needed, and for extended periods
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and automobile for business use is required

Compensation
Teamsters Local 890 offers full pension, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance will be offered. An auto allowance and gas card will be provided.

Union Representatives are considered ‘at will – exempt’ in that they may supervise activists and administrative staff; have access to confidential information; have input to management positions for internal and external union operations; and exercise independent decision-making authority.

The Application Process
Interested parties should submit an application packet (in pdf format) including:

  • a cover letter
  • résumé covering your work history
  • 3 work samples (1-business letter to an employer; 1-communications piece to the member; and 1-sample grievance), and
  • 3 professional references

Please submit applications to Cristina Miller at: cmiller@local890.org.
Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Successful candidates must be willing to submit to a background screening, and not have a disqualifying conviction as described in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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