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New England Joint Board UNITE HERE

New England Joint Board UNITE HERE


Union Representative

Based in Boston, MA


The New England Joint Board, UNITE HERE, located at 33 Harrison Ave in Boston, is the affiliate of UNITE HERE in the six New England states and New York, representing workers in the manufacturing, warehousing, laundry, food service, disability service, textile, and garment industries. Included in our membership are workers from UNITE HERE predecessor unions ILGWU, ACTWU and UNITE as well as members originally organized under the UNITE HERE banner. We are a bold progressive union at the forefront of the movement for economic and social justice. Women and immigrants make up a majority of our membership.

Responsibilities
The Union Representative is the primary interface between the Joint Board and its members. Working with the membership at his/her assigned shops, the Union Representative is responsible for contract enforcement, leadership development, organizing, and the carrying out of UNITE HERE’s programs and agenda to advance the interests of our members and working people generally. The Union Representative will report to the Chief of Staff.

Qualifications
The New England Joint Board is interested in developing future leaders of the labor movement. Applicants demonstrating a strong willingness to learn and grow are encouraged to apply.

  • Commitment to the labor movement and to workers in the industries represented by the Joint Board
  • Familiarity with NLRB policies and procedures
  • Experience with and the ability to quickly learn:
    • labor negotiations (preferably, chief spokesperson), contract language construction
    • labor contract grievance procedures
    • mobilizing and organizing diverse groups of workers
    • identifying and developing rank and file leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to analyze complicated situations and quickly develop an action plan to achieve results
  • Highly motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours
  • Must have a drivers license
  • Willingness to do home visits
  • Bi-Lingual Spanish highly preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé via e-mail to wpepi@unitehere.org.

The New England Joint Board is an equal opportunity employer.

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