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Council Representative Positions

AFSCME

AFSCME

Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023

Oregon AFSCME Council 75

Council Representative Positions – Portland, Salem, Eugene, Pendleton, Ontario

Fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 36,000 workers statewide in both the public and private sector and is one of the fastest growing unions in Oregon.

Our vision is economic and social justice for all Oregon workers and their families and our mission is to empower and unite workers to create change in their workplaces and

Communities.

Oregon AFSCME empowers workers across Oregon by:

  • Supporting workers to organize and affect change in their workplace and community.
  • Actively becoming an anti-racist organization that is inclusive of all workers.
  • Negotiating and enforcing strong contracts with fair wages, benefits, representation, and safety in the workplace.
  • Engaging and training new leaders and providing resources and support to advocate for workers and their families.
  • Creating political power to support workers from their local town hall to the state legislature.

Council Representatives:

  • Identify, recruit, and develop worksite leaders and move workers into action;
  • Develop and implement effective campaigns to win good union contracts and worksite issues;
  • Use analytical skills to interpret contract language, investigate and process grievances, prepare contract proposals and bargain contracts;
  • Bargain contracts, develop MAT teams, and run contract campaigns
  • Work involves long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends;

AFSCME is committed to developing the capacity of staff to take on growing roles and responsibilities.

Qualified candidates:

  • Highly organized. Ability to work independently, without supervision, and to take initiative.
  • Excellent outreach & communication skills.
  • Experience facilitating worker trainings and meetings
  • Experience with labor movement, worker organizing, and/or coalitions
  • Internal union experience: contract enforcement, bargaining, and experience with grievance procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Experience developing a training and training curriculum.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and energy for working with worker leaders to develop their confidence, hope, and skills as worksite leaders;
  • Will perform successfully in both independent and team settings;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and automobile for work use;
  • Have advanced ability to identify and address personal biases.
  • Can demonstrate working knowledge, through personal and/or work-related experience, in advancing racial justice, understanding how systems of oppression intersect, and applying an equity lens in policy and programming processes, and working knowledge, through personal and/or work-related experience, in the needs of and barriers faced by people of color.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience resolving workplace disputes and advocating on behalf of others, and/or engaging people in social justice organizing.

Candidates with bilingual or multi-lingual skills encouraged to apply.

Salary range $5743- $9281 per month, healthcare, employer 401k contributions, long term disability, and life insurance.