United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers, Local 2322
“Many faces, one Union!”

Servicing Representative/Organizer

Based out of Holyoke, MA

Position: Full Time (40 hours) Servicing Representative/Organizer based out of Holyoke, MA with focus on Early Education and Higher Education.

Applicants must be a UAW member in good standing for at least one year prior to hire. We will not accept applicants that have not been a UAW member in good standing for one year.

Hours of work: Flexible full time work schedule (can be long & unpredictable based on needs of membership). This position will require frequent travel to Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating member-driven contract negotiations
  • Working with members and stewards to administer and enforce contract, resolve disputes, process grievances, arbitrations and Unfair Labor Practices and using these as organizing opportunities
  • Organizing and facilitating member trainings
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite leaders
  • Participate in new shop organizing
  • Conduct new member orientations
  • Engage in internal member mobilization activities
  • Organize workers to address worksite and economic justice issues through collective action
  • Maintain regular and effective communication with workers
  • Facilitate labor-management meetings in worksites
  • Building and strengthening stewards networks
  • Organize and participate in rallies, demonstrations, and meetings (including but not limited to: joint council meetings, stewards’ meetings, committee meetings, coalition meetings, etc)
  • Participate in and recruit members to participate in legislative and electoral campaign activities
  • Develop fliers, posters, buttons, slogans and other campaign related materials and items
  • Help develop the Union's message by talking to members, stewards and union leaders, and articulate this message among the membership at large

Skills and Qualities Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the fields of early childhood education and higher education. (health and human services experience is a plus)
  • Prior organizing experience
  • Experienced trainer
  • Past union experience should include negotiating labor contracts, handling grievances and other informal adversarial hearings.
  • Familiarity with labor and employment law
  • Basic legal research experience
  • "People-person" -- Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and skill in word processing and excel
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable to different environments, neat appearance, accessibility to buildings varies
  • Ability to work with and take direction from the Local President, Executive Board and Joint Council
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Patience, persistence and flexibility
  • Enthusiasm and tact
  • Positive attitude
  • Fine tuned and attentive listening skills
  • A properly insured, registered vehicle and a valid Drivers License is required
  • Familiarity with teleconferencing technologies
  • Spanish language skills useful

Office Duties:

  • Checking phone messages and returning calls
  • Maintain mailing lists
  • Draft memos and documents
  • Keep e-board and joint council advised of any developments regarding potential problems, hot issues, and activities union needs to be involved in
  • Computer literate: email, word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), internet usage
  • Managing electronic lists, such as jurisdiction, members, campus managers, etc.
  • Fax, photocopying, and filing
  • Run errands pertaining to union activities

And other duties as assigned

Starting pay rate: $913/week with benefits

To be considered please submit a resume, cover letter and status of UAW membership to hiring@uaw2322.org by midnight on Friday, March 10. We anticipate a start date of April 1 or sooner.

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