Union Representative/Organizer (Field)


We represent 95,000 California state employees in nine different bargaining units. We negotiate and enforce a complex contract that ensures good working conditions, fair wages, and secure health care and retirement benefits.

SEIU Local 1000, a progressive public sector labor union is seeking a Union Representative/Organizer who lives and breathes worksite organizing. If you’re passionate about organizing, a tireless advocate for the rank-and-file, and excel at both strategy and tactics of influencing others towards collective action, please apply. The ideal candidate will want to become a dedicated union organizer, be creative in identifying leaders, mobilizing volunteers, and want to become an expert at running campaigns.

Job Duties:

  • Implement worksite campaigns aimed at internal organizing.
  • Plan and execute member actions and mobilization.
  • Recruit, identify, train and develop worksite leaders and stewards.
  • Organize rallies, distribute leaflets, notices and other materials to worksite leaders, stewards and members.
  • Lead, motivate and mobilize worksite leaders, stewards and members in internal organizing, politics, community alliance building and other union activities.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication networks in worksites, including but not limited to writing and distributing leaflets, notices, newsletters, emails and other materials among worksite leaders, stewards and members.
  • Create and maintain lists and charts, which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  • Coordinate field campaigns in support of contract campaigns, meet and confers and the resolution of other worksite issues.
  • Work with worksite stewards and leaders to represent members through the grievance and arbitration system, as well as mobilizing members to take action around issues in the worksite.
  • Recruit new members and contributions to the Committee on Political Education
  • Work long irregular hours

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 2 years experience to qualify as an Organizer/Union Representative.
  • Organizers-in Training may be hired without prior experience. Prior experience as a steward is a plus.
  • Leadership and motivational skills.
  • Effective written, verbal and listening skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and database management.
  • Experience working with tight timelines under pressure and minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours.
  • Occasional overnight travel required.
  • Valid driver's license, car and insurance.
  • Commitment to social justice and building power for workers.
  • College degree preferred, but not required.

Cover letters should describe your qualifications, experience and career goals, as well as a brief description of why you want to work to realize Local 1000’s vision for building a strong union.

To Apply
Submit your application here: http://www.seiu1000.org/employment-opportunities

SEIU is committed to building a diverse workforce. We offer excellent benefits, including paid health benefits for employee and family, liberal paid time off and competitive salary. All applicants must be able to furnish proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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