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Warehouse Workers for Justice
 

Fair Workweek Organizer

Based in Chicago, IL


Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) seeks an organizer to help win the fight for a fair workweek in Chicago’s retail, e-commerce and retail distribution sectors. Across the country, low-wage hourly workers struggle with unpredictable part-time hours that wreak havoc on their lives and cause economic insecurity. WWJ, in partnership with the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and local allies, is developing the leadership of working people in Chicago to have a voice in their workweek.

About Warehouse Workers for Justice
Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) fights for good, living wage jobs in large retail supply chains. We have dramatically improved job quality in Chicago’s warehouse sector through organizing, litigation, policy change and leadership development.

About The Fair Workweek Initiative
Anchored by the CPD and CPD Action, the FWI is driving the growing momentum to restore a workweek that enables working families to thrive. We are committed to elevating the voices of working people to ensure they shape the solutions that work for their families – through improved industry practices or workplace protections. Learn more at: www.fairworkweek.org.

Responsibilities

  • Organize workers to take action and develop their leadership to speak to the media and policymakers.
  • Recruit and develop new leaders and activists through ongoing field and online outreach.
  • Educate low-wage workers about their workplace rights and develop their leadership to exercise those rights in strategic action.
  • Work with the senior leadership team to develop and implement the long term strategic growth plan.
  • Participate in planning, strategy, and implementation of all work and campaigns.
  • Learn and utilize organizing tools and technology that supports the organizing work.
  • Grow and develop a constituency base and online network.
  • Build meaningful partnerships with community allies to support campaigns, members, and core organizing work.
  • Perform other duties as needed to support the overall mission.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years organizing campaign experience.
  • Experience identifying and developing grassroots leadership in campaigns.
  • Strong oral communication, listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent self-management skills, with the ability to work independently as needed.
  • Knowledge of basic word processing (Microsoft Word/ Google Docs), spreadsheet software (Excel), email and Facebook.
  • Maintain a flexible working schedule, with the ability to work evening, weekends or over holidays as needed.
  • Must have car and be able to drive and maintain a valid driver’s license, and travel as needed.

To Apply
E-mail resume and cover letter to Mark Meinster, WWJ Executive Director, at mark@warehouseworker.org.

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