Council Representative in Arkansas

Here we grow again! Council Rep needed

Council Business Representative Overview

The Central South Carpenters Regional Council (CSCRC) represents 7,500+ members in 19 local unions (12 construction/7 industrial) within Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas who are committed to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) goal of reaching 70% market share through organizing and other strategies. We negotiate and enforce complex agreements that ensure good working conditions, fair wages, and secure health care and retirement benefits.

The Regional Council is seeking representatives who are passionate about social justice and building power for workers! The ideal candidate will be a tireless advocate for the rank-and-file, and excel at both strategy, and tactics of influencing others towards collective action. If this describes you, please apply immediately!!

Job Description:

A Council Business Representative provides the full range of representation to members in their assigned areas. This includes, but not limited to building local union capacity; empowering current membership through internal/external organizing; and planning, managing, and executing representational programs within locals specifically utilizing business development principles and executing Regional Council goals. CSCRC representatives reports to the Operations and Organizing Director. The Council Business Representative works individually or paired, but keeps supervisor regularly apprised of developments during activities.

Job Duties:

  • In partnership with Regional Council Senior Staff; conducts research, gathers information, and devises effective strategies to handle all aspects of servicing including labor/management relations; contract negotiations (including preparation and presentation); arbitrations and grievances, and all other duties associated with servicing the Locals.

  • Actively promote the unionís vision for building strength and achieving growth by identifying, recruiting, and training/developing new members & empowering existing membership/jobsite leaders to build local union capacity.

  • Assist Regional Council Program Directors in internal/external organizing campaigns.
  • Mobilize and motivate members to political action, community alliance building, and other union activities by maintaining regular communication with members/leaders through local union meetings, job-site visits, one-on-one meetings, and house calls to monitor worker attitudes and guide their activity on behalf of the union.
  • Assist area officers in the administration of local unions.

  • Other related duties as required.


  • Completion of 3rd Year Apprentice Program and/or UBC Journeyman Program at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV preferred.

  • Must be willing to attend and successfully complete a 3-Day Evaluation at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Interest in labor relations and servicing union members at a professional level.

  • Business development skills to grow new, and maintain existing relationships, with

    employers and end-users are desirable.

  • Ability to establish rapport with and organize members in widely diversified ethnic, social,

    and economic groups.

  • Impeccable diplomatic tact and skill in verbal/written communications, including the

    ability to listen effectively and keep detailed records.

  • Extensive time management ability in a high-stress environment working irregular hours

    with minimal supervision, individually or as part of a team while maintaining effective

    work relationships to accomplish unionís objectives (occasional overnight travel required).

  • Must be willing to learn/use Microsoft Office 365 applications and Internet on a laptop/smartphone to research/develop persuasive written and graphic documents for

    negotiations, arbitrations, strategy development, and other servicing activities.

  • Bilingual skills are desirable.

    To Apply, fill out attached application below and Submit to:

    Central South Carpenters Regional Council 2850 Massachusetts Avenue
    Metairie, LA 70003

    ATTN: Jason Engels
    Fax (504) 305-2456

    The Central South Carpenters Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. All applicants must be able to furnish proof of authorization to work in the United States.

File: CSCRC Application 2022.pdf