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Union Organizers

United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 371

Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

UFCW Local 371 represents 9,000 members working primarily in the retail, food processing, and healthcare fields.  Our goal and commitment is to bargain contracts that positively impact the lives of our members, to organize the unorganized, and to build a strong union based on membership involvement and participation. UFCW Local 371 has openings for Organizers to be based in our Westport, CT Office

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing;
  • Build relationships with workers one-on-one;
  • Make accurate assessments;
  • Find and manage campaign information;
  • Build strong organizing committees;
  • Communicate campaign messages clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Organize and run community meetings and actions;
  • Organize self and materials in order to meet commitments;
  • Conduct union committee meetings.

Primary Qualifications:

  • A commitment to social and economic justice and grassroots organizing;
  • Bilingual
  • Leadership experience
  • Solid writing and computer skills
  • Experience identifying, recruiting and developing leaders;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of government and political systems
  • An ability to empathize and move others to action;
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work evenings and weekends when projects demand it;
  • Ability to work with a large and diverse cross-section of members and allies;
  • An understanding of unions and the labor movement; direct labor movement experience preferred;
  • A valid driver's license and have own vehicle
  • College graduate preferred



Salary and Benefits
- $42,000+ based on qualifications and experience
- Excellent benefit package, including Health and Dental Insurance, Pension, and car allowance.


Application Process

Submit a letter of interest and resume to Executive Assistant to the President khoehne@ufcw371.org or:

UFCW Local 371

Attention: Keri Hoehne

Executive Assistant to the President

290 Post Road West

Westport CT 06881-0470

UFCW Local 371 is an equal opportunity employer.  All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are actively encouraged to apply. Veterans encouraged to apply. 


Stop and Shop Contract Highlights

Congratulations to the Stop & Shop union members of Local 371 who overwhelmingly ratified a new three- year agreement!!! Copies of the Memorandum of Agreement will be sent to each store for the stewards to post.  If you have any questions, please ask your shop steward or call your union rep. Contracts will be printed and made available as soon as possible.

To our customers and to our community allies: THANK YOU for all of your support!!!


Here are a few highlights of our new contract:

Wage increases paid retroactively to February 28th- $20 per week for full time employees, $0.45 for part time employees with 7 or more years of service, $0.35 for part time employees with 3-less than 7 years of service, and $0.25 for part time employees with 1- less than 3 years of service. Plus raises in 2017 and 2018. 

Fair Scheduling (schedules posted two weeks in advance)

Improved disability benefit and addition of a hearing aid benefit

Maintained current pension and health and welfare benefits

Health Savings Accounts or annual health care bonuses

New guaranteed full time positions

Elimination of service clerk classification- all service clerks will immediately be promoted to full- rated clerks

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