Our Union

Labor Representative

Affiliate: Council 65
Location:West Central MN
Posting Date:October 12, 2018

PURPOSE: The Labor Representative is responsible for performing a multitude of duties that provide services to AFSCME members and locals in their assigned area with an overall responsibility for empowering our members. 



This position reports to the Executive Director on a regular basis and will be expected to keep their supervisor regularly apprised of developments on all labor relations activities. Organizing leads or related activities shall be reported directly to the Organizing Director.  She/he will be expected to motivate and activate local union members for negotiation campaigns, local, State and Federal elections, develop strategies for internal organizing and PEOPLE participation. Work is performed independently, yet in coordination with the Director or as directed by other Council 65 administrative staff.

REQUIREMENTS (and physical demands as required by ADA)


High School Diploma-post secondary education is preferred. Experience in union organizing or advocacy is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the primary responsibilities will be considered. Experience with Outlook, Microsoft Office and Excel is required.


Work is performed from a field office. Lifting: 25 lbs. Driving, travel, temporary assignments and extended work hours are required. Valid driver's license required. Hearing and vision acuity is necessary.

Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screening / Must pass background check and reference. Excellent salary and benefit package provided. The position is covered by the MIFSCA collective bargaining agreement.

Status: Full-Time- AFSCME Council 65

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Date: October 2018

If you wish to apply for the position, please submit your letter of interest and resume so it is received in our office prior to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018. You must include a daytime phone number with your resume.  All resumes are to be sent to the following address or emailed to svergin@afscme65.org:

                                    Serena Vergin, Executive Director
                                    AFSCME Council 65
                                    118 Central Avenue
                                    Nashwauk MN 55769

Candidates selected for interviews will be notified with interviews conducted on Friday in St Cloud. November 16th.