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Service Representative 

Chicago, IL
 

Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United/SEIU

With 20,000 members the CMRJB represents many types of workers in the Upper Midwest. Our members have fought for and achieved high standards for private sector workers in many manufacturing and service industries. We continue to fight for higher standards for the thousands of unorganized workers.

The CMRJB strongly believes in the development of member leaders through education and by participating in campaigns. We are committed to representing and assisting members as they fight for decent jobs that provide good wages and benefits along with respect and dignity in the workplace.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Helps develop and implement strategies to involve union members in activities that build the local union's capacity to effectively represent employees in its jurisdiction, including internal communication and member mobilization.
  • Fosters recruitment and training of a network of union stewards who can assist members in solving problems on the job through contract enforcement and direct action.
  • Lead negotiator in bargaining contracts for assigned local unions.
  • Trains and works with local union leadership to ensure effective meetings, sound fiscal practices, and good internal communication.
  • Prepares and presents grievance arbitration cases as the principal union advocate.
  • Prepares leaflets, bulletins, etc. for communication with membership.

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work long hours, nights, and weekends.
  • Strong commitment to social justice and building the labor movement.
  • Experience and training necessary to conduct contract negotiations.
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
  • Proven ability to organize and plan work.
  • Leadership skills to educate and motivate members.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to write well and to author letters, newsletters and contract language.
  • Knowledge of or ability to acquire computer skills
  • Must be able to travel.
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

Compensation:
Competitive salary based on experience, full benefits package including retirement, 401K, family health and dental insurance, and many other benefits.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Nancy Campos at ncampos@cmrjb.org.  

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