Bilingual Union Representative Job at United Domestic Workers of America, Santa Ana, CA

  • United Domestic Workers of America
  • Santa Ana, CA

Job Description

Bilingual Union Representative (Vietnamese/English) - Santa Ana, CA

UDW Overview:

United Domestic Workers of America, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 is a statewide labor union that represents more than 170,000 home care and family child care providers in 45 counties in California. Founded in 1979, UDW is a diverse, progressive labor organization that seeks dynamic, committed individuals who will support our members and those for whom they care locally, statewide and at the national level.

UDW is one of California’s largest labor unions. We consistently support and lead important social justice initiatives like fighting for racial justice, income inequality, and affordable health care for all. We are committed to respect and dignity for seniors, people with disabilities, and the children in our care. We fight for better working conditions and fair pay for home care and child care providers, and full funding for life-saving programs like In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and subsidized family child care. For more information about UDW, please visit our website at

Job Information:

  • Job Title: Union Representative.
  • Job Type: Non-Exempt (Hourly).
  • Department: (OFS).
  • Reports to: Regional Manager.
  • Schedule: Full Time , In office - Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM (depending on location).
  • Starting Pay: $28.85 - $34.97 per hour (Depending on experience).
  • Location: Santa Ana, CA 

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director & Assistant Director of Internal Operations, as well as the Regional Manager and the Lead Union Representative, the Union Representative will grow the member driven union by building local and state power for workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and executing campaigns, including but not limited to, political elections, contract negotiations and statewide legislative agenda.
  • Mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers.
  • Solicit memberships through orientations, AIMS, membership meetings, new member house visits and special events.
  • Attend IHSS Orientations and execute regional IHSS growth plans.
  • Develop social justice, civic and community power through local political, human rights and health & welfare councils.
  • Encourage and lead participation in political activities that hold elected officials accountable to working families.
  • Build external relationships with the community, county officials and workers to drive campaigns, develop the union and increase public awareness.
  • Identify, mentor, and develop member leaders through the leadership academy, councils and bargaining institute.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with members, identifying their abilities and potential contributions to the union.
  • Carefully manage and maintain membership data to track and develop member activists, leaders and member participation.
  • Work collaboratively to identify effective communication systems to reach members and providers.
  • Assist in creating print and digital communications including leaflets, flyers, photos and social media posts.
  • Provide vital member provider assistance.
  • Maintain work files and comply with administrative reporting.
  • Assist with department projects and perform other duties as assigned which are reasonably within the scope of work in this job classification.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of labor rights, contract language, and lobbying skills.
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, VAN, Organizer and UDW database.
  • Work effectively in team settings, as well as independently.
  • Ability to successfully manage and direct teams including member volunteers.
  • Effectively prioritize and multi-task assignments and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends and travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Extensive union or comparable organizing experience.

Preferred Bilingual Language(s) in either:

  • Spanish.
  • Vietnamese.
  • Korean.
  • Tagalog.
  • Russian.
  • Assyrian.
  • Somali.


  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

United Domestic Workers of America has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health/Vision Insurance.
  • Dental Insurance.
  • Life / AD&D.
  • Long Term Disability (LTD).
  • 401(k) Savings Plan.
  • Pension Plan.
  • Vacation Benefits.
  • Sick Leave.
  • Personal Day (8hrs).
  • 13+ Paid Holidays.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily exposed to an office-type environment.The employee will frequently work on or around office equipment and furniture.The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.The employee will frequently work with deadlines under pressure and will occasionally be required to work alone.The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor environment can include exposure to vehicles, moving mechanical parts; vibration; odors, fumes, gasses, smoke, dust, or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

UDWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant based on race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.


Notice of E-Verify Participation:
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS (888) 897-7781, 

Women, people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

About United Domestic Workers of America:

United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) is more than just a labor union – We are a social justice movement. Representing over 170,000 home and childcare workers in California, UDW fights tirelessly for the rights and dignity of domestic workers. By improving working conditions, advocating for fair wages, and promoting policies that benefit not only workers but also their clients and communities, UDW is at the forefront of creating a more equitable society. Join UDW and be part of a labor union that goes beyond traditional advocacy to champion social justice for all.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Local area, Outdoor, Work alone, Night shift, Monday to Friday,

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