One Fair Wage

One Fair Wage

Michigan Organizer

For covering Michigan


One Fair Wage is an organization seeking to raise wages, enhance working conditions in the service sector and end all subminimum wages in the United States.

With the Great Resignation, millions of workers are refusing to work for subminimum wages, employers are raising wages to recruit staff, and the political landscape to advance policy to raise wages has changed dramatically. Given the historic moment, One Fair Wage has launched an ambitious campaign to advance bills and ballot measures in 25 states nationwide to raise wages and end subminimum wages in the US - and through the process, engage millions of unlikely, low-wage worker voters politically. One Fair Wage is thus advancing policy, workplace justice campaigns, voter engagement, employer engagement, and culture shift activities to ultimately lift millions of tipped workers out of poverty nationwide and engage them in the political process that governs their lives.

The Opportunity
One Fair Wage is hiring a MI Organizer to conduct worker organizing and mobilization in Michigan moving legislation to end subminimum wages for tipped workers. The Organizer would report to the Co-Organizing Director and work closely with existing OFW staff in MI.

The ideal candidate for this position is strategic, energetic, and innovative, and has experience in both worker organizing. The candidate will bring strong organizational, worker relationship management, and planning skills to this role and will serve as a driving force behind building worker power and advancing a strong legislative campaign in MI. This is a full-time position, but candidates seeking other types of arrangements are welcome to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • High level outreach to restaurant and service workers
  • Organize events and meetings with members and the national team.
  • Mobilize Restaurant and service workers to events and legislative hearings in and out of State
  • Identify, grow and develop committees of worker leaders
  • Coordinate at the national level with organizers across the country
  • Work with National communications team and local worker members to identify and train worker spokespersons
  • Attend scheduled organizing department meetings and trainings as assigned
  • Track worker and member data using EveryAction
  • Support the work of the Organizing Department as necessary


  • Implement the field portion of the MI campaign plan, conducting press events and actions and coordinating with the communications and legislative teams, to escalate toward passing One Fair Wage.
  • Implement Legislative Plan by helping to organize workers, employers and to meet with state legislators and Governor’s office
  • Organize petition drops in target legislators’ offices
  • Organize lobbying visits/events with legislators and workers at both local and

state offices

QUALIFICATIONS: 3-5 years experience in organizing for labor and/or social justice movement organizing, with strong understanding of online leadership development

  • 3-5 years organizing experience, especially worker organizing
  • Experience with computer software, team management apps, and social media platforms, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, VAN, EveryAction, Asana, Slack, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc
  • Maintenance of a professional attitude and strong ethical practice and a willingness to learn and grow; ability to consistently represent OFW publicly, professionally online and in person
  • Self-starter, motivated to get work done in an supportive team environment
  • Strong supervision, communication, time management, and team leadership skills, including active listening, empathy, well structured agendas, delegation, facilitation skills, documentation of work and strong writing skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, with strong boundary and self-care skills, ability to manage up and work independently as well as collaborate, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships across organizations
  • Ability to work under high pressure and short deadlines
  • Commitment to racial, social, and economic justice; and significant experience working collaboratively with persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, ages, and sexual orientations
  • Willingness to travel and work in the work office.
  • A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and auto insurance coverage when driving are needed
  • Experience as a tipped worker or restaurant worker preferred

One Fair Wage can offer $61,000-$75,000 based on experience, medical and dental benefits, and a very capable and motivated team to work with.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and will provide reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Former service workers, women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please email your completed application, cover letter and 3 references to justin@onefairwage.org

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