UFCW Local 400

UFCW Local 400

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Organizer

Based in Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
(with regional travel throughout Local 400)


Are you ready to join the fight? Are you looking to be a part of something meaningful that is creating real change in our communities? The UFCW is a powerful voice for working men and women. UFCW Local 400 represents 34,000 workers who work mostly in retail and food processing industries throughout the greater Washington DC area, Virginia and West Virginia.

UFCW Local 400 is experiencing an unprecedented increase in workers seeking to unionize their workplaces. In the last few months workers at MOM’s Organic Market, La Colombe, Books-A-Million, Union Kitchen, Politics and Prose, and Zen Leaf dispensary have all unionized, announced plans to unionize, or ratified their first union contracts. According to the NLRB, union elections filings in the first half of fiscal year 2022 are up 57% from the year before and approval of labor unions is at its highest point since 1965 according to a recent Gallup poll.

To keep up with this unprecedented wave of organizing, UFCW Local 400 is seeking to hire someone in the following position: To meet the moment, UFCW Local 400 is seeking to hire a BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) ORGANIZER.

Successful candidates must be willing to travel to all areas covered by Local 400, including the entire states of Virginia and West Virginia and parts of Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina, and Kentucky.

Major responsibilities include:

  • To build, understand, and articulate campaign strategy and tactics
  • To be willing to share, grow, and critique your campaign visions, tactics, strategies and plans for execution
  • To be a flexible, honest, willing, and committed teammate
  • To initiate or expand union organizing campaigns by:
    • Building lists of employees at targeted worksites
    • Gathering data, having conversations and assessing interest at non-union work sites
  • Identifying community and political allies with influence over organizing targets
  • To win organizing campaigns by:
    • Developing and implementing work plans which carry out the campaign strategy
    • Planning and leading meetings and actions in support of the campaign strategy
    • Building strategic alliances and relationships within the broader community
  • To build majority support for the union by:
    • Building relationships, identifying issues, and assessing interest
    • Moving workers to take action in support of the campaign
    • Recruiting workers to join in collective action
  • To develop strong worksite leadership of campaigns by:
    • Building relationships and identifying leadership potential
    • Recruiting a representative group of leaders to a more active and responsible role in the campaign as members of the organizing committee
  • Developing individual leaders and the committee so they are more confident, capable, and active in their leadership of the campaign
  • To develop strong member organizers by:
    • Identifying roles for union members in campaigns
    • Orienting, training and directing union members who are on organizing campaigns
    • Assessing the ability of member organizers to contribute to the campaign
  • To provide and make strategic use of campaign data by:
    • Maintaining an accurate and updated database
    • Creating clear and accurate reports detailing the status of a campaign
    • Using reports to analyze the campaign and determine next steps
  • To support the success of Local 400 and the UFCW by:
    • Willingly taking on additional responsibilities and assignments as needed
    • Working as a collaborative member of the Local 400 team and demonstrating interdepartmental solidarity
    • Being a supportive member of the Local 400 family


  • Bilingual English/Spanish (and/or other languages)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge or experience in labor movement or related experience
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to organize and plan work
  • Commitment to fight for justice and human rights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours
  • Valid driver's license
  • Reliable vehicle

Type of Employment:

  • Full time salaried


  • Salary dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Full benefits package, including health insurance, dental, pension, 401(k), legal

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter including recent accomplishments, résumé, and references to: resume@local400.org.

Local 400 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and highly values diversity of perspective and experience. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and people with a working class background to apply.


WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.