OPEIU Local 29

OPEIU Local 29

Business Representative

Based in Oakland, CA


Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 29, AFL-CIO (OPEIU 29) is a dynamic, progressive labor union for professional, technical and office professionals who represent private sector/public sector workers who value a voice in the workplace, in a variety of diverse workplaces. We are committed to leading and assisting members to improve their workplace, gain competitive wages, benefits, and respect in the workplace.

OPEIU 29 represents a diverse membership in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California, with its headquarters in Oakland, California.

OPEIU 29 is seeking a Business Representative/Organizer with representation experience to be able to service and organize workers.


  • Grievance processing including investigation up to arbitration
  • Negotiate and administer Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Interpret and administer complex legal and contract language
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Coordinate and maintain a shop stewards base, including recruitment, training and support of shop stewards and activists.
  • Attend and lead at regular unit meetings
  • Organizing internal and external membership through campaigns
  • Develop rank and file leadership
  • Prepares leaflets, bulletins, etc. for communication with membership
  • Working with non-profit organizations and community organizing to support them.

Requirements include:

  • Experience Business Representative/Organizer or proven ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Demonstrate to commitment to the labor movement and social justice
  • Strong effective written and verbal skills in a variety of forms, including emails, letters, grievances, settlement agreements, contract proposals, flyers, petitions and newsletter articles in all Microsoft suite programs
  • Ability to manage multiple cases with deadlines and prioritize workload, and work independently
  • Computer skills and proficiency in basic programs
  • Willingness and ability to travel, and to work non-traditional hours including nights and weekends
  • Valid driver's license, dependable automobile and valid automobile insurance
  • Demonstrated success at contract negotiations, grievance processing and organizing new members

OPEIU 29 offers a competitive salary based on experience, generous benefits including fully paid family healthcare and a generous pension, diversity and a culture of team work. Starting salary $68,000 and up depending on experience.

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position.
  • Letter of application addressing how accomplishments in your career have prepared you to meet the challenges and opportunities facing Local 29.

To Apply
Please email your résumé and any materials electronically to this email address: president@opeiu29.org

All inquiries and material submitted will be kept confidential. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

OPEIU 29 is committed to diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and interested in applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, religions, and genders.

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