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Oregon AFSCME

Oregon AFSCME
A Democratically Run Union and Proud of it!


Council Representative

Based in Salem, OR

 

Oregon AFSCME believes in economic and social justice for all Oregon workers and their families. Our mission is to empower and unite workers to create change in their workplaces and communities. Oregon AFSCME represents over 33,000 workers in the public sector. Our members work for the State of Oregon in addition to counties, municipalities and behavioral health nonprofits across Oregon as well as self-employed child care providers.

Council Representatives:

  • Identify, recruit, and develop worksite leaders and move workers into action;
  • Develop and implement effective campaigns to win good union contracts;
  • Use analytical skills to interpret contract language, investigate and process grievances, prepare contract proposals and bargain contracts;
  • Work involves long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends;

AFSCME is committed to developing the capacity of staff to take on growing roles and responsibilities.

Qualified candidates:

  • Are dedicated to improve the quality of life of working people and enthusiasm to participate in a wide range of activities including external organizing and politics;
  • Have excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including the ability to successfully relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures;
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for working with worker leaders to develop their confidence, hope, and skills as worksite leaders;
  • Will perform successfully in both independent and team settings;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile for work use;
  • Have advanced ability to identify and address personal biases.
  • Can demonstrate working knowledge, through personal and/or work-related experience, in advancing racial justice, understanding how systems of oppression intersect, and applying an equity lens in policy and programming processes, and working knowledge, through personal and/or work-related experience, in the needs of and barriers faced by people of color.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience resolving workplace disputes and advocating on behalf of others, and/or engaging people in social justice organizing.
  • Internal union experience: contract enforcement, bargaining, and experience with grievance procedures

Looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity? We currently have 1 opening in our Salem office.

Excellent pay and benefits. Priority given to résumés and cover letters received by October 10, 2022.

Candidates with bilingual or multi-lingual skills encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Send résumés and cover letter to: hiring@oregonafscme.org

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