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Council Representative

Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Portland, Oregon
Posting Date:
January 22, 2021

Fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 is now accepting résumés from people with a passion for helping workers fight for more fair and equitable workplaces.

Oregon AFSCME is a fast growing union, representing over 27,000 public employees and non-profit employees.

Council Representatives:

  • Identify, recruit, and develop worksite leaders and move workers into action;
  • Develop and implement effective campaigns to win good union contracts;
  • Use analytical skills to interpret contract language, investigate and process grievances, prepare contract proposals and bargain contracts;
  • 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:

  • Are dedicated to improve the quality of life of working people and enthusiasm to participate in a wide range of activities including external organizing and politics;
  • Have excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including the ability to successfully relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures;
  • 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.
  • Internal union experience: contract enforcement, bargaining, and experience with grievance procedures

Looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity?  We currently have an open position in our Portland office.

Excellent pay and benefits.  Priority given to resumes and cover letters received by January 31,2021

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

Send resumes and cover letter to: