The Mission of UFCW 21 is to build a powerful Union that fights for economic, political and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities.

Since 2006, UFCW 21 has been committed to building an exciting, ground-breaking, and effective Community Organizing Department that is fully integrated within the life and struggle of our union as well as our broader movement for economic, racial and social justice. Our Community Organizing Department is widely recognized for its integrity in building mutually respectful and power-building relationships with community allies of all kinds.

UFCW 21 represents 43,000 workers in department, grocery and drug stores; hospitals and clinics; and laundries throughout Washington State. Visit for more information about our union.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

collaborating with diverse communities to win social and economic justice, including leadership in the OUR Walmart campaign
building alliances with strategic partners
working with local elected officials to win just legislation
identifying leaders and issues
producing written campaign and other material
working independently and creatively within a plan, with the tenacity to overcome obstacles.
Successful applicants must demonstrate a capacity to build and nurture a variety of relationships founded on principles of reciprocity and commitment to the longer term. Position requires willingness to work long and irregular hours, strong listening, speaking, and writing skills and a proven ability to lead. We seek candidates with some experience with unions (as a member, steward, intern or staffer) or other demonstrated commitment to economic, racial and social change. Basic computer literacy required, advanced skills a plus. Applicants must be driven to win and dedicated to the struggle for justice.

Successful applicants will join a large staff in a well-resourced, private sector union that is excited about a brighter shared future for working people.

Salary DOE, excellent benefits and pension.
UFCW Local 21 is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Second language skills are preferred.
Send résumé, references, and cover letter to:


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UFCW Local 21
Attention: Steve Williamson
5030-1st Avenue S, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98134


FAX: (206) 436-6700
Attention: Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Assistant to the President

Director of Community Affairs