CHCA - Connecticut Health Care Associates

Connecticut Health Care Associates

Staff Representative

Based in Wallingford, CT

Connecticut Health Care Associates is the only labor union in Connecticut that exclusively represents workers in hospitals and other health care settings. We’re dedicated to the proposition that health care workers deserve respect and to be treated as professionals, no matter what job they do. Founded in 1976, CHCA is currently experiencing enormous growth and we’re in need of an experienced, professional Staff Representative who is bilingual in Spanish.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with members to engage more deeply in the local, focusing on participation in internal and external organizing, local governance and committees, and legislative initiatives.
  • Ability to interpret collective bargaining agreements, file grievances and show members how to do the same.
  • Develop and train shop stewards in how to lead job actions, carry out grievance and arbitration procedures, and communicate consistently with their members.
  • Negotiate contracts and lead mobilization campaigns.
  • Assist with organizing campaigns.
  • Identify leaders among members and non-members.

You should have:

  • A strong commitment to social justice and labor.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, ability to read, write and speak fluently.
  • Experience working at a labor union, non-profit advocacy group or a health care facility.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • The creativity, motivation and patience to foster member leaders and activists.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and establish a rapport with workers of diverse backgrounds and demographics to put aside differences and focus on areas of mutual concern.
  • A keen attention to detail.
  • The ability to plan and prioritize effectively, to manage multiple projects and to meet competing demands and deadlines.
  • A flexible schedule, with the ability to flex hours based on office and out of office needs.

Salary and Benefits

  • $50,000-55,000 depending on experience.
  • Stipend built in for car use.
  • Medical benefits for the employee only.
  • Pension.
  • Generous paid vacation, plus personal and sick days each month.

To Apply
Please email your CV or résumé, a cover letter and three business references to chcaunion@gmail.com, with the subject line “Apply, Staff Representative.”

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