Teamsters Local 2010

Teamsters Local 2010

Union Representative 
Northern California

Based in San Francisco, CA


Union Overview
Teamsters Local 2010 is pleased to announce the Union Representative – Northern California position to be filled as soon as possible.

This position offers a unique opportunity to represent administrative, allied service, and skilled trades workers employed in higher education. The Union is currently seeking interested candidates to support the Northern California – San Francisco area. The Union headquarters is located in Oakland with a satellite office in Bellflower, California. This position will report to the Oakland office.

The position will report to the Secretary-Treasurer, or designee and be responsible to represent the interests of Teamsters Local 2010, its officers, members and staff at all times with employers, state federations, area labor councils and central labor councils, affiliates and constituency groups.

The Union Representative – Northern California position will support the campuses, health centers and outlying work areas of San Francisco and may support other Northern California locations as needed.

Union Representatives are considered ‘at will – exempt’ in that they may supervise and train activists and administrative staff; have access to confidential information; have input to management positions for internal and external union operations; and exercise independent decision-making authority.

Description of Duties

  • Work independently with little to no supervision representing members in the areas of wages, benefits and working conditions
  • Investigate, prepare and present grievance and arbitration cases as the principal Union advocate
  • Lead and support organizational change efforts for large complex organizations
  • Assess, groom and train union stewards and communication team members who can assist members in solving problems on the job through contract enforcement and direct action
  • Implement the Local’s year-round member mobilization and communication program. This includes but is not limited to internal organizing, organizing around workplace issues, and building grassroots mobilization around the Local’s agenda
  • Collaborate, prepare and implement communication pieces for the region and enforce with the membership
  • Facilitate general and special membership meetings; Attend various meetings such as the Board of Regents, budget hearings, community meetings and political events
  • Welcome new members and provide in person orientation with emphasis on building a stronger union
  • Conduct research, compile, interpret, and analyze data; conduct classification & compensation studies
  • Develop expertise on employment trends, regional issues and communicate with coworkers and supervisors; Identify local groups, events, organizations etc., that may be resources for Teamsters members
  • Prepare and submit regular and ad hoc reports on regional activities as required
  • Support the development of contract campaign planning and execution; may act as a co-negotiator in bargaining
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 to 5 years of experience representing workers in the labor movement. Experience with public sector bargaining units preferred. Working knowledge of HEERA and PERB desirable.
  • Experience with internal and external organizing campaigns
  • Experience working for an International Union or very large local Union involved with elected leaders across multiple locals or chapters or shops
  • College degree in labor-related field, or extensive experience and demonstrated ability in labor relations, labor organizing or related work
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience communicating union messages a must
  • Computer proficiency with database/spreadsheet, email, internet, word processing, & social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Excellent listening, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours and sometimes on weekends
  • Ability to travel as needed, and for extended periods
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and automobile for business use is required

Physical Demands: This position includes a combination of field and office work requiring routine travel to worksites, participation in events, and other assignments that require periods of sitting, walking, standing, bending, twisting, grasping and moving or lifting heavy items.

Teamsters Local 2010 offers competitive salary commensurate with work experience. The salary range for this position is $72,487 up to $124,068. In addition, medical, dental, vision, life and retiree health insurance will be offered. An auto allowance will be provided.

Union Representatives are considered ‘at will – exempt’ in that they may supervise activists and administrative staff; have access to confidential information; have input to management positions for internal and external union operations; and exercise independent decision-making authority.

The Application Process
Interested parties should submit an application packet (in pdf format) including:

  • a cover letter
  • résumé covering your work history for the past 10 years
  • 3 work samples (1-business letter to an employer; 1-communications piece to the member; and 1-sample grievance), and
  • 3 professional references

To Melissa Munio at mmunio@teamsters2010.org. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

Teamsters Local 2010 has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Successful candidates must also submit to a background screening, and not have a disqualifying conviction as described in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

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