Teamsters Local 911

Teamsters Local 911

Business Representative
Public Sector

Based in Bellflower, CA

About Teamsters Local 911
We stand up for our members. We fight to protect their working conditions. We fight for better wages, benefits, and pensions. We stand ready to assist our members with knowledgeable and vigorous representation.

Teamsters Local 911 is an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and has been serving the public and private sector for over 40 years. We specialize in aggressive contract negotiations, and assertive political participation. We are over 10,000 members strong and growing.

Job Description
You will directly work with the members. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with your members and stewards and communicating with 911 staff and officers.

You will need to be self-motivated with a desire to help others and to mix it up with management on occasion. Changing environments, varying levels of responsibilities and challenging objectives will allow you some flexibility in managing your grueling work schedule and commute. In moments of chaos, you can rely on your organizational skills and your strong ability to prioritize and communicate effectively to get you through even the most demanding of situations.

Description of Duties – This description is not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Work independently with representing members in the areas of wages, benefits and working conditions
  • Prepare and present grievance cases as the principal Union advocate
  • Represent the Union in meet and confer issues; Ability to act as lead negotiator in bargaining.
  • Assess and train Union stewards who can assist members in solving problems on the job through contract enforcement and direct action
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with labor relations counterparts, elected officials, local labor leaders, and community organizations
  • Facilitate special and general membership meetings with workers at their jobsite; plan and attend various meetings in the region with elected leaders at the State and local level; attend special meetings such as budget hearings, planning meetings and political events
  • Plan and direct internal and external organizing campaigns for ongoing Union strength and contract renewal; engage worksite leaders for special projects, committees, and volunteer opportunities
  • Welcome new members and provide in person orientation about the importance of the Union
  • Communicate with the Secretary-Treasurer, fellow Business Agents, and shop stewards
  • Resolve conflicts while maintaining important and effective working relationships
  • Conduct research, compile, interpret, analyze data, and make recommendations
  • Prepare leaflets, bulletins, etc. for communication with membership
  • Make presentations to employees and members
  • Maintain tolerance and composure in stressful and emotional situations
  • Be reliable, dependable, and have a strong work ethic

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience as a Union representative in the public sector is preferred but not required
  • Experience preparing and presenting grievances as the principal Union advocate
  • Experience with organizing campaigns
  • College degree in labor-related field desired
  • Must possess effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience communicating union messages a must
  • Computer proficiency with database/spreadsheet, email, internet, word processing, & social media
  • Excellent 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 reliable automobile for business use is required

Teamsters Local 911 offers competitive salary commensurate with work experience. In addition, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension and 401k will be offered.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Résumé covering your work history
  • The names and contact information for 3 professional references

Submit to mjaklevick@Teamsters911.com. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. The filing deadline for this position will be Monday, July 29, 2019.

Successful candidates must submit to a background screening.

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