Warehouse Workers for Justice

Worker Protection Organizer

Based in Joliet, IL


Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) is a worker center fighting for good, living wage jobs among the thousands of logistics workers in the Chicagoland and Will County area, the largest intermodal logistics hub in the United States. The Worker Protection Organizer is focused on worker outreach and providing resources to warehouse workers in Will and Cook County. The organizer will be responsible for a variety of aspects of organizing, will develop workplace organizing campaigns, and recruit and sustain organizing committees. This includes but is not limited to, providing resources for legal violations, health and safety and support for workers who are fighting harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The Worker Protection Organizer will work closely with and under the direction of the Organizing Director and Programs Director for organizing and outreach efforts, respectively.


  • Develop and execute field plan
  • Promote WWJ’s Ongoing Know Your Rights and Emergency Response Efforts
  • Distribute Know Your Rights and PPE Materials
  • Attend community events in Chicago, Suburban Cook County and Will County to represent WWJ
  • Assist Organizing Team in Growing WWJ’s leadership committees
  • Conduct worker outreach efforts
  • Lead one-on-one and group meetings with workers
  • Identify and develop workplace leaders
  • Assist Organizing Team in building worker committees
  • Maintain accurate information on worksites and campaign activities
  • Gather information necessary for enforcement of labor laws


  • One to two years of community organizing, campaign experience, advocacy or social work. Spanish-language fluency or proficiency is preferred.


  • Ability to perform essential job functions above;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills;
  • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
  • Ability to make and execute a work plan;
  • Ability to capture, analyze, and synthesize large amounts of information;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities and outreach efforts;
  • Experience in identifying and developing new leaders and activists.
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Exceptional people skills and patience;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and database management tools.


  • Accepts performance-based criticism and directions;
  • Works well under pressure and handles stress;
  • Outreach duties require work during outside regular office hours up to and including nights and weekends.
  • Additionally, employee must be able to drive or travel within Will County 50% time with reliable transportation (in possession of insured vehicle and valid driver's license).
  • Employee must be able to work in a moderately noisy and crowded work environment without an expectation of privacy.

Salary is $50k – $55k depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance as well as a car allowance and phone reimbursement.

People of color are urged to apply. Women are urged to apply.

This position is based in our Joliet office.

All interested applicants can send their résumés and cover letters to: https://forms.gle/qGda7URzAf1omuwF7

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