Teamsters Local 117

Union Representative

Based in Tukwila, WA


Teamsters Local 117 is a dynamic, progressive union representing private and public sector workers. We are seeking a Union Representative committed to social labor justice - fighting for the rights of working people.

Union Representatives at Local 117 perform a wide range of duties, including:

  • Visiting worksites, building relationships with members
  • Internal organizing
  • Grievance handling and investigation, and conducting Labor-Management meetings
  • Steward trainings and regional meetings in their assigned areas
  • Working as part of a team with other Local 117 Union Representatives
  • Developing and executing contract campaigns, negotiating contracts in both the private and public sector, and working with member leaders to maintain contract enforcement
  • Identify solutions that advance the interest of the membership and further the goals of the Union

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to forge consensus with members and, at times, with management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members to keep the membership informed about the activities of their Union as it relates to their work
  • Ability to visit all shifts (24/7) and all job classifications on a regular and frequent basis;
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours, seven days a week, during odd hours on a rotating schedule
  • Strong writing and record keeping skills
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel); Salesforce experience would be a plus
  • Ability to work independently, to manage your time effectively, and to prioritize
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A proven track record of representing employees
  • Willingness to travel anywhere in Washington.

Teamsters Local 117 offers competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Full family medical, dental and vision
  • Employer funded defined benefit pension plan
  • Auto Allowance
  • 401 (k) participation available
  • Starting annual salary of $85,000 - $87,750

To Apply:
Please submit the following in a PDF format to Jennifer.Shaw@teamsters117.org:

  • Cover letter and résumé covering your work history
  • Minimum three professional references

Teamsters Local Union No. 117 is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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