Closing Date: Open until filled

 

Job Description: Union organizers work with our members to build and exercise power in the workplace and to advocate for better health care, racial and social justice.  We are a fighting union commitment to confronting corporate power in our society. Union organizers also assist non-union workers in building unions in their workplaces.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Recruitment: Train and support workers to take action, including organizing union drives, serving as advocates, and becoming effective leaders in the workplace.
  • Racial Justice: Engage leaders in our fight to promote racial justice and combat white supremacy.
  • Mobilization:  Motivate and mobilize workers to stand up against injustices in the workplace.
  • Lead Meetings: Meet with workers through one-on-one and group meetings, phone calls, and house visits.
  • Leadership Development: Identify and develop leadership among workers.
  • Legislative and Electoral Work:  Recruit volunteers to participate in political, legislative, and issue-oriented campaigns.
  • Lead Actions: Plan and lead actions, rallies, events, and strikes.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizing skills at work, on campus, or in the community. Experience as a union or community organizer preferred; health care experience a plus.
  • Ability to build relationships and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Bilingual skills a plus.
  • Work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities effectively.
  • Can motivate, inspire and challenge workers and union members to take steps to build power in the workplace and community.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Excellent listening, speaking and written communication skills.
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license.

 

Compensation: Salary dependent on experience and is set per the collective bargaining agreement with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW staff union contract. Benefits include medical benefits and paid vacation time.

 

Supervision: Supervised by an officer of the union or designee.

 

Application Process:

Applicants must submit a current resume, with references and a cover letter expressing what their commitment and interest in the labor movement is in order to be considered for the position.  Resumes and cover letters should be sent to:

Penny Lowry
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW
15 South Grady Way, #200
Renton, WA 98057

Email:  pennyl@seiu1199nw.org

 

 

November 20th, 2017

Posted In: Employment

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

15 S. Grady Way, Suite 200 Renton, WA 98057 | 425-917-1199
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