Nebraska Association of Public Employees
AFSCME Local 61


Field Representative

Based in Lincoln, NE


Job Description
The Field Representative works and leads campaigns to organize non-member State of Nebraska employees into union membership, conducts representation work such as grievance handling & collective bargaining matters, and helps build union capacity through teaching and empowering member leaders. Field Representatives are committed to helping workers win social and economic justice on the job through building a strong union. This position is newly added to our growing team

Job Duties
Field Representatives are passionate organizers and a responsible for:

  • Assisting on union organizing campaigns, including campaign start-up, committee building, assessments, developing literature, running meetings and workplace actions.

Field Representatives are fierce advocates for members and represent our members in:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Pre-disciplinary meetings
  • Investigatory meetings
  • Grievance handling from filing through arbitration.

Field Representatives build our capacity by:

  • Recruiting, training, and assisting union stewards.
  • Working with our coalition partners, lobbyists, other unions, and taking political action.

Qualifications/Who Should Apply?

  • Passionate advocate with a commitment to social and economic justice and grassroots organizing.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to empathize with workers and move others to action.
  • Leadership experience.
  • The willingness to travel extensively across Nebraska.
  • The willingness to work long/irregular hours including nights and weekends.
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salary & Hours
Field Representatives are full-time field staff represented by the NAPE/AFSCME Staff Union (NASU) with a salary range of $50,000 – $73,148/year. Single coverage health insurance is provided at no cost, and generous vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays are offered.

To Apply
Send a résumé and cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit to: admin@napeafscme.org. Please apply no later than September 28, 2023 for full consideration.

About our Union
The Nebraska Association of Public Employees/AFSCME Local 61 represents nearly 9,000 employees of the State of Nebraska, Nebraska State College System, Nebraska Department of Education, and Richardson County. Founded in 1972, the union was instrumental in securing collective bargaining rights for state employees in the 1980s. Our union is in the middle of a strong organizing campaign, has experienced significant membership growth in the past two years, and looks to continue to grow in strength and numbers!

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