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Field Staff Representative

AFSCME Council 25
Lansing, MI
Starts at $51,697.97
Posting Date:
February 21, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists Local/Chapter officers, stewards, and other work site leaders in developing strategies for contract negotiations, contract campaigns, anti-privatization fights and other programs.
  • Handles bargaining unit servicing activities.
  • Plans and executes a program to expand the scope of representation.
  • Representation functions include negotiating labor contracts, representing employee in grievance and disciplinary hearings, extensive writing, reading and telephoning to correspond with the membership and employers, attending Local/Chapter Union, Management, and other meetings, and keeping extensive and accurate notes and files for each bargaining unit, or group of members represented.
  • Communicates the Union’s vision for building strength and achieving growth to members and leaders and guides their activity on behalf of the union. 
  • In conjunction with regional management, actively promotes AFSCME’s organizing agenda with affiliates, building political support and encouraging creation of strong organizing capacity at the Locals/Chapters.
  • Communicates one-on-one with supporters, leaders and members and guides their activity on behalf of the union.  Investigates and prepares PERA/MERC, NLRB, and FMCS filings.
  • Staff Representatives are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant organizing/servicing experience, or any combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities: knowledge of servicing union members at a professional level; knowledge of labor unions and labor relations; knowledge of labor board proceedings and hearings; knowledge of computers and applicable software; ability to plan and coordinate work activities; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with employees and members; ability to conduct research and gather information for negotiations, arbitrations, strategy development and other servicing activities; ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreements; ability to develop persuasive written and graphic documents; ability to do PERA, NLRB, and FMCS filings; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; ability to effectively plan workers’ actions including strikes.
  • Must at all times possess a valid driver’s license, suitable transportation, and provide proof of insurance at Council 25 mandated levels.

To Apply: Submit Cover letter and Resume to:


AFSCME Michigan Council 25
ATTN: Kimberly Floyd, Human Resources
1034 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48906