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United Steel Workers


Project Organizer
Organizing Department

Based in San Bernardino County, CA


Introduction
This is a one-year Project Organizer position. While this position will be managed from the USW Headquarters, a majority of time will be spent working directly on a campaign in San Bernardino County, California. The Project Organizer should have campaign organizing experience and is expected to work directly with employees. They should be self-motivated and committed to workers’ rights to unionize. They should be able to communicate well with workers from diverse backgrounds and with workers from a wide range of industries and professions. The Project Organizer must be able to work a flexible schedule and travel regularly. They are expected to spend a majority of time out in the field. Multi-Lingual individuals, women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Major Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Be able to probe a work place and initiate a campaign.
  • Have the ability to map out a facility.
  • Have the ability to identify and develop employee leaders to help form organizing committees.
  • Create accurate and understandable contact charts.
  • Perform basic corporate research, including but not limited to, employer ownership and the specific products/services/industry.
  • Analyze and compare various benefit plans, such as retirement plans and health insurance plans.
  • Communicate effectively in one-on-one and group meetings with employees.
  • Have the ability to plan and run an employee meeting.
  • Perform effective house calls.
  • Maintain database
  • Produce well-written campaign materials and letters
  • Train and mentor less-experienced organizers.

Job Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the labor movement and social justice work
  • 1-3 years organizing experience
  • Investigative research experience, including industry, corporate, legal and issue research
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to plan, write and edit high-quality campaign literature
  • Ability to take individual initiative and to lead with a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willingness to travel regularly, work long, irregular hours as needed, including weekends and evenings.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred

Salary: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please submit résumé and cover letter to:

Ryan Fairley
Organizing Department
United Steelworkers
60 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
rfairley@usw.org

(use subject heading “Inland Empire Organizer Position”)

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