SEIU 775

SEIU 775

Collective Bargaining Specialist

Based in Seattle, WA


About SEIU 775
SEIU 775 is the long-term care workers union, representing more than 45,000 home care and nursing home workers across Washington State and Montana. SEIU 775’s mission is to unite the strength of all caregivers, to create a better life for ourselves and those we care for, and to lead the way to a more just and equitable world.

Position Summary
SEIU 775 is a fast-growing union committed to uniting the strength of long-term care workers and improving the lives of working people. Our 45,000 members are low-wage home care and nursing home workers throughout WA State and Montana, who provide life-sustaining care and are fierce advocates for quality care and quality jobs. Currently the Local is engaged in a coalition effort with other unions and community groups to help organize in the private sector.

The Collective Bargaining & Employer Relations Specialist (CBER) works as part of a team within the Member Programs & Participation Department of SEIU Healthcare 775NW, reporting to the Collective Bargaining and Employer Relations Deputy Director. The teamwork is throughout Washington, Montana, and Alaska.

Essential Job Functions:
Collective Bargaining:

  • Negotiate union contracts in the healthcare industry
  • Recruit and develop member leaders to participate on the contract negotiations team
  • Coordinate contract negotiation and contract campaigns

Labor Management & Culture Change:

  • Participate in the coordination and facilitation of a dynamic and growing industry-wide Labor Management Committee program charged with enhancing communication and culture change in the long-term care industry
  • Engage in other areas of Employer Relations as assigned
  • Recruit and develop member leaders to participate in Labor Management Committees

Member Support & Dispute Resolution:

  • Manage the union's workplace dispute resolution process
  • Support other departments and teams of the union as needed and work with members and leaders to develop leadership skills needed within the scope of these programs
  • Recruit and develop member leaders to serve as member Advocates (similar to stewards) in Nursing Homes and Home Care Agencies

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assignments to political, electoral and growth mobilization as required by the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are requirements of this position.
  • The ability to track multiple deadlines
  • Competent computer use with Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to utilize databases and to learn to use the organization’s proprietary database is a requirement.
  • Strong personal planning and time management skills
  • Ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds are also necessary skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment are considered key components to achieving organizer performance standards
  • Fluency in a second language is also highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous collective bargaining experience desired
  • Experience with the following types of employers is highly significant: labor unions, progressive issue advocacy organizations, long term care, community organizations, political campaigns, and elected officials
  • Personal commitment to the mission and goals of SEIU 775 is a requirement of this position (visit www.seiu775.org for more information).
  • A drivers’ license, a car, and automobile insurance are requirements of this position.
  • Willingness to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, is required.
  • Willingness to travel is a requirement.
  • Experience with Labor Management Committees or similar joint Employer/Union organizations, mediation, arbitration, and an understanding of the long-term care industry are all desirable

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time, exempt position. As a Full-Time, Exempt employee you are not eligible for overtime. Hours of operation will depend on what you and your supervisor agree to. Must have flexibility in schedule during extended business hours allowing members to access services. From time to time, the CBER Specialist may be expected to participate in Union activities outside of normal business hours, including weekends and after-hours.
  • This position is 75% remote, 25% at HQ Seattle. The position is normally required to be in the office at least one day weekly, or when needed (based on business needs). Department Director has the ability to depict work schedules.

This position is full-time, exempt. Salary and benefits set by collectively bargained contract; pay ranges from $75,458 – 90,180 per year. Benefits include vacation, holiday, and sick leave benefits, fully employer paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and optional 401(k), WFH credit, and more.

How to Apply
Please fill out an application for the “Collective Bargaining Specialist” directly by clicking APPLY. In your application, make sure to include a Cover Letter.

Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

AAP/EEO Statement
SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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