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About UFCW


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Who We Are

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is a labor union that represents 1.3 million hard-working men and women in the U.S. and Canada. We are a 501(c)(5) nonprofit organization that believes in the power of ordinary people coming together to improve their lives and make a lasting difference for all working people.


As the largest private sector labor organization, we are looking for candidates to join our team who will bring innovative methods and cutting edge ideas to help grow our diverse membership base, support workers’ rights and brand the UFCW as the union for workers in the grocery, retail, packing and processing, health care, cannabis and winery and distillery industries. Ideal candidates will bring their strong knowledge base and expertise to expand the UFCW’s reach across multiple industries with the goal of making our union family stronger.

The UFCW is headquartered in downtown Washington, D.C. but staff work closely with local unions to organize and support our members across the U.S. and Canada.

Below are current UFCW International job openings. The UFCW is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

To apply, please visit the link listed in the job description.


Open Positions

Senior Benefits Assistant – Pension

UFCW is seeking a Senior Benefits Assistant to assist in the administration of the UFCW Pension Plan by processing retirement applications for new retirees and surviving spouses, conducting salary audits, and finalizing benefit calculations.

Benefits Assistant – Pension

UFCW is seeking a Benefits Assistant to assist the UFCW Benefits Office with clerical and administrative functions for the UFCW Pension Plan.

Senior Political Coordinator – LAPAD

The UFCW is seeking a Senior Political Coordinator, who in coordination with local unions, would be responsible for building out electoral, legislative, fundraising and activist programs under the direction of the Director. The Senior Political Coordinator will also assess candidate viability, priority races, and will meet with potential candidates to ensure they understand UFCW’s issues in collaboration with local unions. This position is also assigned to work with locals on building out their electoral programs and legislative priorities.

Data Engineer (Infrastructure) – Data & Analytics

The UFCW Data & Analytics Department is seeking an experienced, innovative Data Engineer (Infrastructure) to design and build the data systems needed to support UFCW’s mission.  The position calls for expertise in maintaining scalable database infrastructure. Collaborating with UFCW’s team of developers and strategists, this individual will be responsible for enabling UFCW’s data systems to be used across the organization for enhanced member communication, membership recruitment, and political campaigns.

Organize and unionize your workplace

Are you and your coworkers ready to negotiate together for bigger paychecks, stronger benefits and better lives? If you are, the steps to joining the UFCW are simple.

How to Start a Union