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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

Law Clerk (Spring 2022 Internship) – Legal

The law clerk will work closely with attorneys to produce legal research and writing on important worker issues, including labor and civil rights laws and related legal proceedings and legislation. The work of law clerks supports the goals of the union’s officers and staff, including to further organizing campaigns and engage in legislative advocacy at the federal and state level. Law clerks also assist in developing potential litigation and counseling decision-makers, including affiliate local unions and the UFCW’s regional and program-level staff.

Secretary – Region 5

UFCW is seeking a Secretary to the Region Director that will serve principally as secretary and personal assistant to the Region Director. The Secretary will also perform the clerical, secretarial, administrative and business detail for the Director and staff. This position is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Record Secretary

UFCW is seeking a Record Secretary that will be responsible for the administrative and accounting support the International provides to local unions for financial assistance and picketing programs. The Record Secretary processes the payments and maintains the records of financial transactions relating to expense reports for field staff.

Assistant Director of Research – Strategic Resources

UFCW is seeking an Assistant Director to oversee, develop, and implement research in support of major core industry campaigns and assist the Union leadership in planning and executing organizing and bargaining programs in close coordination with the Department Director.  The Assistant Director will also oversee training and development of strategic campaign researchers and others within the department.

Data and Targeting Specialist – Data & Analytics

The UFCW Data and Analytics Department is seeking an experienced Data and Targeting Specialist. This position will play a vital role in supporting campaigns and other projects in coordination with the Organizing, Bargaining, Political, Communications, and Digital Departments.

Confidential Secretary

UFCW is seeking a Confidential Secretary to perform administrative duties, secretarial support, and business work of a highly confidential and sensitive nature for the Director of Civil Rights and Community Action Department and Assistant and Special Counsel to the President.

Assistant General Counsel (ICWUC) – Legal

UFCW is seeking an attorney with 3 or more years of experience in labor and employment law to work as an assistant general counsel in its legal department. The attorney would be assigned to and would work out of ICWUC’s Akron, Ohio office.

Campaign Communications Specialist – Communications

UFCW is looking for a Campaign Communications Specialist to aid with communications plans, projects and programs that support UFCW’s organizing, bargaining, and political campaigns. This role will be tasked with maintaining UFCW’s brand, voice and message in written and digital material created for different campaigns. This role will regularly interface with other departments, Local Unions, and UFCW members and non-union workers.

Technology and Data Administrator – Data & Analytics

The Technology and Data Administrator supports UFCW’s organizing campaigns and programs with all available technology and data platforms/tools as well as offer training, guidance, solutions, and best practices to International and Local Union staff. The incumbent must be able to work with minimal supervision, supervise technology and data staff and exercise independent judgment in the prioritization of their responsibilities and their work within the organization.

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