SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is looking for people who want to fight alongside our members for better working conditions, dignity on the job and improvements in healthcare for all working families.

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW is a bold, democratic labor organization with an activist tradition going back to our founding in 1983 by Group Health Cooperative nurses. Today we are the largest healthcare union in Washington state, with 26,000 members united for quality patient care and good careers in the healthcare facilities and agencies where we work.

Job Description:

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW organizers work with our members to build and exercise power in the workplace and to advocate for a better healthcare system.

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW organizers work to raise standards for healthcare workers by identifying, recruiting, developing and motivating leaders in the workplace.

Organizers also build power by organizing non-union workers with a focus on one on one recruiting, house-visiting, and developing organizing committees.

Organizer-In-Training (OIT) Apprenticeship program available for applicants with passion and commitment to justice for working people but without labor organizing experience. OIT Apprenticeship positions are contingent upon successful completion of 1-day training.

Positions available in; Yakima, Spokane, and Western Washington

Qualifications for Organizer:

  • Excellent communication skills, good judgment, ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures, commitment to justice for working people, willingness to work long and irregular hours.
  • Candidates with union organizing experience are preferred.

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

June 18th, 2013

Posted In: Employment


SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

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