United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)

Labor and Climate Field Organizer

Based in Chicago, IL


Organize to Advance the Interests of Working People and Fight Climate Change
Represent America’s Member-Run Union

UE seeks an experienced Organizer to join our national staff in an assignment based in Chicago. This position involves travel across Illinois, as well as other locations around the country. The position involves local union leadership development, internal organizing, and community organizing.

This position will play a key role in member education for UE’s Green Locomotive Project. The Green Locomotive Project is UE’s initiative to create good union jobs, address climate change, and clean up pollution in the low-income communities and communities of color which bear the brunt of pollution from rail yards. The position will require frequent travel to rail yards across Illinois. The right candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively with workers from a wide variety of backgrounds and beliefs. In addition, the right candidate must also be able to build and maintain relationships with other unions, labor groups, and environmental justice groups both nationally and in Illinois.


  • Previous worker organizing experience, and knowledge of the labor movement, including principles of union organizing and collective bargaining.
  • Willingness to travel for extended periods.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
  • Previous experience with community organizing and/or climate justice work preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
  • A working vehicle and a valid drivers’ license.
  • Basic computer and writing skills.
  • A strong commitment to social, racial, gender and climate justice.

UE is an independent union with a nationwide membership and a proud history of progressive rank-and-file militant trade unionism and political action. Visit our website at www.ueunion.org to learn more about UE.

The salary for this position is $53,950 per year. Medical, Dental and Vision insurance is provided, along with a car allowance.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and cover to jobs@ueunion.org.

UE is committed to equal opportunity, and to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard for age, race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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