Teamsters Local 2010 Representative/Organizer – Southern California

06/22/2017

Union Overview

Teamsters Local 2010 is pleased to announce the Representative/Organizer – Southern California position to be filled as soon as possible.

This position offers a unique opportunity to represent and organize skilled trades workers employed in the public sector. The Union is currently seeking to fill one (1) position to support the Southern California region. The position will be based out of the Southern California office with occasional travel throughout the State. The Representative/Organizer position will support skilled trades workers employed in higher education within the region as well as to represent the interests of Local Union, its officers, members, potential members and staff at all times with the employers, state federations, area labor councils, affiliates and constituency groups and will report to the Secretary‐Treasurer, or designee.

The Representative/Organizer position will provide effective leadership to carry out the goals of the Union in day‐to‐day representation, internal organizing, external organizing, training and leadership development, and worker and political action.

Representative/Organizer 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 decisions 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; 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
  • Develop broad committees, representative of worksite leaders and work locations; visit job sites to communicate with workers; visit workers in their homes
  • Collaborate, prepare and implement communication pieces for the region and enforce with the membership
  • Obtain, create, and maintain organizing lists in computerized database systems that may include worker names, work locations, contact information and hours of operation
  • 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
  • Inform Secretary‐Treasurer or designee of activities, developments and progress of organizing activity, including worker meetings on a weekly basis
  • Prepare and submit regular and ad hoc reports on regional activities
  • Support the development of contract campaign planning and execution  May act as a co‐negotiator in bargaining related to public sector employees
  • Perform related work as required

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 or more years work experience representing and organizing Union members in the skilled trades
  • Experience supervising and training union members for leadership and communications in a large territory or region
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to multi‐task and work well under pressure; prioritize and produce a quality work product within deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Salesforce
  • 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

Compensation

Teamsters Local 2010 offers competitive salary commensurate with work experience. In addition medical, dental, vision, and life insurance will be offered. An auto allowance will be provided.

Representative/Organizer 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 decisions for internal and external union operations; and exercise independent decision making authority. Representative/Organizer

The Application Process

Interested parties should submit an application packet (in pdf format) including the following to mmunio@teamsters2010.org:

  • 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 members; and 1‐sample grievance), and
  • 3 professional references (names and phone numbers) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

The position will remain open until filled.

Successful candidates must submit to a background screening, and not have a disqualifying conviction as described in the Labor‐Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).