IUPAT District Council 77

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
IUPAT District Council 77

Full-Time Organizer

Based in Atlanta, GA

About the IUPAT
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents a growing force of men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, Sign & Display and Floor Covering Installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector. The IUPAT is committed to representing, building power with and fighting alongside all workers in our industry; union-and non-union alike. District Council 77 covers Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Organizer Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with both current union members and new union members to develop a broad, representative organizing worker committee of worksite leaders and help train organizing committee members to move worksite organizing campaigns and community-labor campaigns;
  • Regularly engages  contractors, engineers, architects and end-users about in order to strengthen the IUPAT’s presence in the market and maintain labor standards;
  • Work with existing union members to grow and strengthen DC 77’s current Volunteer Organizing Committee; will develop necessary tools to conduct and/or coordinate organizing trainings with new and existing leaders in our union;
  • Builds strategic relationships with potential allies among labor, religious, ethnic, immigrant, senior, neighborhood, and other appropriate community organizations and leaders to support union organizing;
  • Assist Business Representative, Political Director, or Director of Organizing in mobilizing for union actions including community actions, phone-banking, leafleting, online outreach, site visits, home visits, etc.;
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating large actions such as pickets, rallies, marches, and strikes;
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for organizing (such as maintaining databases, producing materials and correspondence);
  • Any other duties/tasks as assigned as needed by the Director of Organizing related to campaigns, community functions, or operations of the Council.


  • A demonstrated commitment to union organizing, social justice, anti-oppression, or social movement unionism;
  • Strong preference for individuals with previous organizing experience in labor, community, student, and/or social movement organizations or campaigns;
  • Strong preference for individuals who are familiar with the political landscape of Atlanta and Georgia;
  • Strong coalition-building and facilitation skills across a diverse set of organizations and constituents;
  • Experience organizing workplace and community actions with broad participation;
  • Experience building strong internal union organizing through base building and membership leadership development;
  • Experience with organizing construction workers, Black, immigrant workers, and/or workers of color;
  • Strong preference for someone that is bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish languages;
  • An ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Willingness to work some weeknights and weekends;
  • Willingness to respond promptly to e-mails, phone calls, and other forms of communication.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Health, dental, and vision coverage provided, paid personal time off as well as sick time.

Instructions for Applying
Interested applicants should submit a one-page cover letter, résumé and 2-3 references, with the subject line[Your Name] Full-Time Atlanta Organizer Application” to Tbrummer@iupat.org.

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