Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325

Association of Legal Aid Attorneys
UAW Local 2325


Based in New York City, NY


Job Title: Organizer
Status: Full-Time

The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys - UAW Local 2325 is seeking an Organizer to join our team. Every day, our members fight for justice for low income New Yorkers, and for themselves to have equitable pay, benefits, and safer working conditions. ALAA combines organizing, legislative, and legal advocacy to effectively represent over 2,600 public interest attorneys and staff across New York City. In the past three years, our union has grown from 4 units to 22 units and membership has doubled. We currently have one organizer on staff but there are several newly organized shops that are in first contract negotiations. We are seeking someone with collective bargaining experience who shares our vision for empowering workers in a strong labor movement.

The ideal candidate is able to take initiative and advocate for the needs of membership in coordinated contract campaigns and reopening negotiations. This position is responsible for supporting bargaining committees as they identify membership’s key demands, draft strong contract language and counter proposals, and lead negotiation and dispute resolution with management. Each bargaining unit is different, but this position requires someone who can effectively represent members, as well as also identify and develop leadership within the union.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead negotiator bargaining first contracts for newly organized units.
  • Work with elected bargaining committees to develop and draft demands, contract language, initial proposals, and counter-proposals.
  • Organize membership mobilizations and develop a campaign strategy to win strong first contracts.
  • Leadership development and organizing of membership and bargaining committees.
  • Represent members in pre-contract disciplinary proceedings and reopening negotiations with management as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead negotiator to negotiate successor agreements.
  • Represent members in grievance meetings and disciplinary proceedings.

Experience Required:

  • Significant collective bargaining experience as lead negotiator
  • Significant experience negotiating 1st collective bargaining agreements
  • Significant experience organizing membership mobilizations
  • Evening work and irregular hours required
  • Commitment to social justice and labor empowerment
  • Commitment to low-income communities and criminal and social justice issues.

Other Requirements:

  • Travel in all 5 boroughs of NYC, occasional travel to Nassau County and Orange County, New York.
  • Familiarity and comfort with diverse messaging apps: WhatsApp, Signal, Slack, etc.
  • Proficiency in social media outreach, digital organizing, and expanding social media presence.
  • A small number of our members are monolingual Spanish or Cantonese speakers, so proficiency in those languages is helpful, but not at all required.

This position will be primarily remote until further notice, with occasional in-person responsibilities . Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits: $68,000 with annual increases, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, 401k contribution after 1 year of service.

To Apply:
To apply for this position, contact: ashalom@alaa.org.

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