Based in Chicago, IL

UE seeks an experienced Organizer for a national staff position based in Chicago, starting on January 15, 2018. The position involves organizing new workplaces, developing workplace leadership, and participating in organizing new workplaces in manufacturing, logistics, and service industries. UE is mounting an important new initiative to organize scores of new workplaces and hundreds of new members. This is your opportunity to play a significant role in a bold campaign to grow our union and the labor movement.

Under direction of an experienced lead organizer, the successful applicant will find and develop new organizing campaigns, as well as work towards securing first contracts in newly organized workplaces. Named “Most Valuable Union” by the Nation Magazine, UE is an independent member-run union with a nationwide membership and a proud history of progressive political action. Visit our website at www.ueunion.org to learn more.


  • Conduct worker outreach to generate organizing campaigns in identified workplaces
  • Lead one-on-one and group meetings with workers
  • Identify and develop workplace leaders
  • Motivate workers to take action
  • Build union organizing committees capable of winning union recognition
  • Maintain accurate information on worksite site and campaign activities
  • With direction develop campaign literature
  • Work on mobilization campaigns to win first union contracts


  • Previous worker organizing experience
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Although the position is Chicago-based, willingness to travel for extended periods
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends
  • A working vehicle and a valid drivers’ license
  • Basic computer and writing skills
  • A strong commitment to social justice.

Salary for this position ranges up to $50,520, depending on experience. Benefits include health plan, retirement plan, and a substantial car allowance. Persons of color are urged to apply. Women are urged to apply.

To Apply
Please email a resume and cover letter (explaining reasons for interest in the job) to jobs@ueunion.org.

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