Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Local 21 is seeking candidates for Representative/Organizer to represent members and build chapters, engage in collective bargaining, contract administration, internal and external organizing and government relations and politics.

The ideal candidate will have a record of success in the areas of:

  • Developing member leaders to run strong chapters capable of addressing the needs of members
  • Working with and respecting elected leaders and acting in the appropriate staff role
  • Promoting member activism and an organizing approach to contract administration
  • Overseeing grievance processing and decision making on whether to arbitrate
  • Negotiating contracts and running contract campaigns
  • Organizing new units and recruiting and activating members
  • Lobbying and political action
  • Working cooperatively with other staff
  • Continuing self-development and education

Lead Representative role and salary differential possible for candidates with prior staff supervision experience.

About Local 21
Local 21 is an innovative, growing union of more than 10,000 professional, supervisory, and managerial government employees in major jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area. Local 21 is politically stable and interested in staff development. Staff work closely with a unified Executive Committee and talented Chapter leaders.

Local 21 offers a positive work environment, with victories occurring even in these difficult times for public sector unionism to help us stay positive and motivated.

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have experience working independently on complex organizational and representational issues and have the ability to, build chapters, develop member leaders, administer contracts, perform internal and external organizing and participate in government relations and politics. Highest salary steps require experience negotiating contracts and leading contract campaigns.

A four year college degree and previous experience as a paid staff representative (preferably in the public sector).

Compensation for this position is very competitive.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current resume 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 21, a public sector union of highly trained professional and technical employees.

All materials must be sent electronically to Ken Margolies of search consultants Margolies and Potterton
at this email address: 

For all questions regarding this search including confidential inquiries contact:

Ken Margolies (East Coast)                                Jim Potterton (West Coast)
       Kam47@cornell.edu                                     jpotterton@sbcglobal.net
(845) 499-6636  (Eastern time zone)                    (831) 332-9324 (Pacific time zone)

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

IFPTE Local 21 is deeply 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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