Mid-Atlantic Construction Wage Theft Project

Mid-Atlantic Construction Wage Theft Project


Covering the Washington DC and Maryland Construction Sector

Each year, workers lose millions of dollars through wage theft. Do you want to help workers fight back? The Mid-Atlantic Construction Wage Theft Project is seeking a bilingual Organizer to conduct field research in the Maryland and Washington DC construction industry. Organizer will work closely with Executive Director, researcher and legal team to establish the extent and patterns of wage and hour violations in the Washington DC and Maryland construction sector, educate victims on their rights, and refer them for legal services when appropriate. Findings will inform a report on wage theft in construction for policymakers, unions and community organizations seeking to prevent wage theft.

Key Qualifications:

  • A passion for social justice
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Outgoing personality
  • Ability to work irregular hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter with good time-management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Comfort working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in union or community organizing
  • A valid U.S. driver's license and proof of auto insurance

Experience in construction industry a plus, but will train. Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include fully employer-paid family health coverage.

This is a one-year, project-based position. May be extended depending on funding.

To Apply
Submit cover letter, résumé, and references to the Mid-Atlantic Construction Wage Theft Project at clayton@sinyai.org, with Organizer Search” in the subject line.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.