Business Agent : Illinois

Teamsters Local 700

Teamsters Local 700

Business Agent

Based in Chicago, IL

Teamsters Local 700 represents public sector employees in various industries of Chicago and suburbs. We are dedicated to maintaining our long-standing commitment to excellent service to our members.

Local 700 is currently seeking to add an experienced Business Agent to our staff in the near future. The job requires a law degree and/or extensive experience in in the field of labor. The job description and responsibilities of the position are as follows.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Effectively addressing member and employer questions and problems;
  • Ensuring compliance with collective bargaining agreements;
  • Investigating and processing grievances;
  • Preparing for arbitrations;
  • Maintaining collective bargaining agreements;
  • Participating in contract campaigns, assisting and/or leading contract negotiations;
  • Attending meetings, picket lines, seminars, and conferences;
  • Visiting jobsite locations and disseminating information;
  • Communicating with the union membership;
  • Identify and organize potential new units.


  • College or Law degree in labor-related field, or extensive experience as a local union officer, union organizer or business agent;
  • Strong commitment to social justice and building the labor movement;
  • Experience and training necessary to enforce contracts and conduct contract negotiations;
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people;
  • Leadership skills to educate and motivate members;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously; and,
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in complex situations.

Competitive salary structure. Excellent benefit package.

To Apply:
Send résumé and cover letter to:

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.

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