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SEIU Local 32BJ, District 615


Bilingual Field Representative
New England District

Boston , MA


32BJ SEIU, is one of the nation’s largest and most dynamic labor unions, with 163,000 members in property services. District 615 - based in Boston - is committed to building a strong union based on membership participation and leadership development. We represent workers employed by cleaning contractors in commercial office buildings, malls, hospitals, airports, public buildings, etc. We are looking for a bilingual Field Representative for the Commercial Division of 32BJ SEIU, District 615.

32BJ is growing quickly by organizing workers who are fighting for a living wage, affordable healthcare, respect, and a voice in their future. We are committed to transforming the lives of property service workers, and to building a movement of justice for the 99%.

Within 32BJ, the Field Representative is an internal organizer, building the movement for social and economic justice by identifying, recruiting and developing leaders and carrying out the program of the Union. Field Reps increase the strength of the labor movement by leading member training and facilitating member involvement in all aspects of our work. The Field Representative performs a wide range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall program or a specific campaign.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and developing Shop Stewards and/or building leaders in all assigned sites;
  • Expanding the activist base of the Union by connecting members to a variety of activities;
  • Developing and executing worksite or company-wide contract campaigns;
  • Connecting member leaders with the broader movement for social and economic justice;
  • Representing the Union as a powerful rank and file organization through organizing and empowering workers within the Union’s jurisdiction;
  • Motivating and inspiring workers to take action including mobilizing members of your assigned geographic area to union-wide events and actions;
  • Recruiting members to participate and support the organizing of non-union workers as well as building political and community allies;
  • Effectively interact with company managers and supervisors in addressing the concerns of workers;
  • Make and execute weekly work plans to support the work of the union;
  • Work with various technology tools for communication, and to collect and employ data from the field to inform planning and measure success; and
  • Produce basic materials for members and develop a plan for its distribution.

Candidates must be bilingual in Spanish/English, enjoy interacting and building working relationships on a daily basis with members from all backgrounds in the janitorial industry. Demonstrated ability to act independently and be a self-starter who will take initiative to drive the local’s program goals, as well as effectively working as part of a team.

We are looking for candidates with previous experience in the labor movement and/or interest in workers’ rights. Salary is commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package includes employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and their qualified dependents, a pension plan and a 401k. This is a full-time position with a focus on Central and Western Massachusetts that reports to the Boston office.

Candidates must have valid driver’s license and car with insurance. Considerable driving is required. Some overnight travel to other East Coast locations is necessary.

SEIU Local 32BJ is an equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are encouraged to apply. This position resides within the District 615 Staff Union.

Qualified candidates may email a letter of interest, resume and references to: Cheryl Burg Rusk at cburgrusk@seiu32bj.org.

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