Georgia AFL-CIO

Georgia AFL-CIO

Regional Political Trainer

Based in the Columbus Metro Area, GA


Overview of responsibilities:
The Trainer will work with local union affiliates, central labor councils, and the State Federation to ensure local union members are being educated on political issues, union organization’s role in the AFL-CIO, and economic issues that affect their workplace. The trainer is responsible for working with national AFL-CIO staff, federation bodies and affiliates to build a worksite education program that will allow local unions to execute year-round training with their members. This position will be in a national cohort of trainers who will all be working towards a goal of building an issue-based approach for legislative and electoral programs through 2024.

Description of duties:

  1. Identify and map the local unions that represent 70% of membership in the respective CLC jurisdictions (affiliate and non-affiliate).
  2. In collaboration with the State Federation and/or Central Labor Council (Area Labor Federation) conduct training with local union leaders and their membership bodies to discuss a year-round educational approach and achieve their buy-in and support.
  3. Work with Local Union Coordinators to set a calendar and perform training modules at membership meetings a worksite.
  4. Get agreement from local union leaders that they will communicate, educate, organize, and mobilize their union members utilizing their local union infrastructure.
  5. Work with each local union leader to identify and train all the local’s worksites and stewards.
  6. Establish regular worksite mobilization program commitments with local unions.
  7. Work with local union coordinators and local union leaders to identify training location(s).
  8. Responsible for providing regular updates on progress of the worksite training program, including detailed analytics and weekly and potentially daily numeric reports, as well as entering data into various databases.
  9. Work with the political committee to track local political issues and support the labor council in accountability actions.
  10. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in labor studies or political science helpful.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in labor or community organizing.
  • Minimum 2-4 years of legislative or electoral campaign experience, including as a lead within the field as well as national campaign experience.
  • Familiarity with and experience working with the field campaigns of the national or local unions, including expertise in union organizing, issue, electoral and community/union mobilization.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to develop and implement campaign training plans.
  • Capable of working independently as well as part of a team in both a lead and a mentor role.
  • Demonstrated ability to make professional and persuasive presentations and to meaningfully engage a wide range of diverse audiences including different labor groups and community allies.
  • Effective time management skills, including demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Ability to accept feedback and to provide feedback effectively and with sensitivity.
  • Proficient in use of various databases and other technology tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse range of co-workers, leaders and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive environments.
  • Ability to travel locally and frequently in performance of the duty of the job.
  • Must have own transportation and the ability to travel to a variety of local and state-wide locations.
  • Ability to work long and extended hours.
  • A spirit of creativity and innovation in developing programs.
  • Must be a team player as well as able to take own initiative.

Competitive pay and benefits package

To Apply:
Send résumé to: James@Georgiaunions.org.

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