Thank you for your interest in the California Labor Federation! We are delighted that you would consider joining our team.


The Communications Specialist supports the development of strategic messaging to our affiliates, policy makers, and the public to elect pro-worker candidates, advance worker rights and protections through the legislature and administration, hold elected officials accountable, and build the capacity and infrastructure of our unions and central labor councils to win. This position is currently remote/telecommuting and may be based in Oakland or Sacramento. Significant travel to unions across the state, conferences, and meetings. Work on political or electoral campaigns may require longer-term stay in jurisdiction.

Very competitive salary set by collective bargaining agreement. California Labor Federation employees enjoy excellent benefits including employer-paid health care, dental and vision insurance; a generous leave package; employer-paid defined benefit pension plan and other benefits. People of color, bilingual applicants, and women are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a resume, and a writing sample (1000 words max) by April 1, 2021 to Steve Smith, Communications Director, at


The Federation provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at (510) 663-4001, or Fax at (510) 663-4099. Your request will receive an individualized assessment and will be processed in the order it was received.

California Labor Federation AFL-CIO aims to provide higher standards for itself than the legal equal employment opportunity (EEO) rights established for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, California Labor Federation AFL-CIO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

California Labor Federation AFL-CIO expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.


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