SEIU Local 32BJ

Field Representative

Based in Western Pennsylvania


At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, 32BJ SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. Founded in 1934, 32BJ is the largest union of property service workers in the nation. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, 32BJ is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

The union has approximately 425 staff in sixteen offices from Boston to Miami. 32BJ SEIU represents over 175,000 property service workers including janitors, security officers, airport workers, and food service employees in 11 states and Washington, D.C. 32BJ is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

32BJ SEIU’s headquarters are in New York City.


  • Field Reps must be able to organize their time effectively, and develop and carry out plans with minimal supervision.  They must also be able to receive direction from and interact positively with program directors and supervisors.
  • Field Reps adjust their work schedules as needed, in the interest of a current campaign or action.  They may be required to work long and irregular hours, and be assigned to work outside of their normal route when necessary.
  • Field Reps are expected to lead by example.  It is the role of the Field staff to model behaviors of what is expected of a leader in 32BJ.


  • Identifying and developing worksite leaders;
  • Identifying and developing Shop Stewards and/or building leaders in all assigned sites;
  • Expanding the activist base of the Union by connecting members to a variety of 32BJ activities;
  • Developing worksite or company-wide contract campaigns;
  • Working with the Grievance Center to insure coordinated delivery of services to members;
  • Acting as chief bargaining spokesperson as appropriate.


  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (political, growth, bargaining, etc);
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing new roles for members within the Union and provide the support needed to be successful;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Working knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining and contract administration issues;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage and prioritize work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, both individually and as a team member;
  • Must be competent in administrative skills and be able to use and adapt to new computer applications, tracking and database tools;
  • Minimum of one year of experience representing workers.


  • The position is a full-time position based in Western Pennsylvania.

This position is a full time position that occasionally requires long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends and holidays.


The salary for this role is $63,300.63 – $69,675.22, depending on experience. 32BJ offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. 32BJ offers paid time off including three weeks’ vacation, eleven holidays, twelve sick days and, after the first year of service, four personal days. The union currently offers a remote work policy of one remote day per week at the discretion of the manager.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to HR@seiu32bj.org. Please use “ Field Rep WPA” in the subject line of your email.

Please note 32BJ has implemented a vaccine mandate. Bona fide religious and ADA exemptions are permitted with additional safety measures.

32BJ is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on 32BJ SEIU, visit www.seiu32bj.org.

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