United Healthcare Workers East


Based in the Greater Buffalo Area, NY

Organizers Wanted for Progressive Union – Greater Buffalo Area

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest, fastest-growing, most progressive healthcare union in the country, and we are looking for Organizers to work out of our Buffalo office.

The members of 1199SEIU are driven to achieve affordable, quality healthcare for all and improve the lives of healthcare workers. 1199’s New Organizing department helps healthcare workers join our union so they have a voice for better patient care and jobs. If you want to work in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment to win social justice for working families this job is for you.

Previous experience with a Healthcare institution as a Union Organizer, Delegate or Activist preferred; Experience with organizing low wage workers; Experience working with community based groups and organizations; Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; Demonstrate leadership skills; Ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities; Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends; Good listener; Good verbal and written communication skills; Must possess a valid driver’s license; Bilingual skills a plus;


  • Identify health care and human service workers who are interested in joining the “Fight for Fifteen and a Union” campaign;
  • Meet with workers (one-on-one meetings, phone calls, leafleting, house visits, and small group meetings) to discuss advantages of forming a Union;
  • Train and support workers to take action, organize a Union drive, and become leaders in the workplace;
  • Assist in supporting actions, rallies, events and strikes.
  • Distribute leafleting, bulletins and Union Information.
  • Participate in Union-wide activities and campaigns.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Work with local community organizations to support workers across the industry(s)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Annie.Wallyn@1199.org. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.

1199SEIU is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

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