Careers and Apprenticeships

Work with Us

We are a diverse and powerful coalition of unions committed to a better life for working people. If you believe in justice and equality, then a career in the labor movement is right for you. Here are some job opportunities to use your skills to give people a voice at work. Join us in the fight for living wages and worker’s rights.

Current Job Openings


Specialist on Immigration and Labor


Speechwriter to the President
Web Communications Strategist

Data, Analytics and Infrastructure

Senior Strategist and Analytics Lead

Facility Management

Director of Facilities and Building Operations

Human Resources

HR Project Coordinator

Office of the General Counsel

Associate General Counsel

Political/Electoral & Issue Mobilization

National Campaign Training Coordinator
Office Administrator – Civil, Human and Women's Rights
Political Director
Regional Field Director – East Region, Northeast District
Regional Field Director – East Region, Southern District
Senior Field Representative: Central Region – At Large
Senior Field Representative: East Region – At Large
Senior Field Representative (2 Positions): West Region – At Large
Senior Office Administrator
State & Local Legislative Issues Coordinator
State & Local Legislative Issues Coordinator – Renewable Energy

AFL-CIO Working for America Institute

Deputy Director

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Additional Opportunities

Become a Union Organizer

Union organizers are on the front lines of activism, building power while engaging in the important social and economic issues facing working families. Organizers are a resource for working people who are interested in forming a union. The Organizing Institute develops and promotes the craft of organizing. We recruit and train new organizers; collaborate in solidarity with community allies; and share innovations and strategic campaigns for social justice.

Become a Strategic Researcher

Strategic corporate researchers work for labor unions, environmental justice groups and community-based organizations. Strategic researchers provide insights on corporate ownership, finances, organizational structure and connections and help progressive organizations understand the sources of corporate power.

Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship programs integrate systematic on-the-job training, guided by an experienced master-level practitioner in an occupation, with classroom instruction. The federal government, in cooperation with the states, registers apprenticeship programs that meet federal and state standards. The best programs—which provide multiple industries with highly skilled workers who earn family-sustaining wages—are registered with government agencies, operated by sponsors representing labor and management organizations and funded through collectively bargained contributions to tax-exempt trust funds.

Building and Construction Trades Apprenticeship Programs

Manufacturing Training and Apprenticeship Programs

Labor-Management Partnerships

By partnering with employers, unions help working people develop in-demand skills to power the next generation of American-led innovation.

Joint labor-management training programs in the building and construction industry contribute about $1.5 billion to the American economy every year.

We combine forces to offer opportunities for working people in many other industries including health care, construction, manufacturing, hospitality and aerospace.

The Alliance for Employee Growth and Development is a partnership with the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The USW Institute for Career Development pursues the goal to help every worker attain his or her full potential, both as an employee and as a human being, in the competitive and challenging environment that lies ahead.

The UAW alliances with Ford and GM drive innovation in labor-management relations, improve the lives of union members, and propel the auto industry into a pattern of profitable growth for the 21st century.

The Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership covers 115,000 union-represented workers, 14,000 managers and 19,000 physicians.