Janitorial Division Lead Organizer
Janitorial Division

Based in Los Angeles, CA

This is a posting for Property Services Lead Organizer with the Janitorial Division in Los Angeles, CA pursuant to the BSSU Contract. Position requires bilingual English/Spanish

The Lead Organizer must have the ability to coordinate the operations of internal organizing and oversee the work of others. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Plan out work and make weekly and monthly plans
  • Issue identification, investigation and resolution:
  • File and process grievances up to and including arbitration panel presentation and Board of Adjustments;
  • Interpret and enforce multiple collective bargaining agreements;
  • Manage large case load: investigation and timely resolution;
  • Negotiate resolution of issues with Employer;
  • Communication, both orally and in writing with employers and management Representatives;
  • Do building or site visits as needed for blitz and investigative
  • Manage multiple projects (i.e., coordinate staff, arbitrations, referral program, bargaining, and caseload);
  • Assist and evaluating staff/intern performances (under direction of supervisor) (where they exist);
  • Make plans for self and others from broader goals and adjust plans to contingencies;
  • Handle sensitive political situations;
  • Write coherent reports and provide analysis;
  • Operate independently with minimal supervision.
  • May serve as lead for internal organizers or a group of member organizers or lost-timers in order to gain necessary skills to be able to lead a team as a senior. Will be done with appropriate training and supervision.
  • Lead staff by example, setting high standards in work ethic and professional approach
  • Participate effectively with a team of organizers and researchers
  • Motivate workers and outside supporters to take action.
  • Recruitment and development of workplace leaders and worker committees
  • Work with leaders and drive committees
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information on work sites and track individual worker info and assignments
  • Manage a database
  • As needed, gather information for legal action to protect workers’ rights
  • Oversee staff reductions and workload grievances;
  • Represent workers in suspension termination cases;
  • Work under the supervision of senior lead and division coordinator;
  • Represent workers in smaller contracts;
  • Negotiate smaller contracts and, based on degree of complexity, serve as chief negotiator


  • Experience in labor or community organizing recommended
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Return phone calls and emails in a timely fashion
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours
  • Experience and knowledge of computer programs (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Driver’s license and reliable car
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English required

To apply, email a resume with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications.

Send e-mail to: jasmin.castillo@seiu-usww.org

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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