AFSCME Local 3299

AFSCME Local 3299

Internal Organizer

Positions in Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, CA

AFSCME Local 3299 is searching for candidates for the Internal Organizer positions who are goal oriented fighters, who build strong relationships, are good listeners and who are deeply committed to building power for working families.

Who we are:
AFSCME Local 3299 is a progressive, militant, member driven labor union that represents over 26,000 service and patient care workers on all of the University of California campuses and medical centers. As the union representing the largest employer in California, we are at the forefront of the fight against right wing attacks against labor in our state. Our mission goes beyond fighting for respect and justice on the job. We dare to dream of a world with more compassion and less suffering, more education and less ignorance, more time for our families and less toil on the job. We want an economy where working families come first.

About the Position:
Organizers are responsible for identifying, recruiting, developing and motivating worksite leaders to move their co-workers to action through worksite or contract campaigns to address worksite issues and improve workers lives.

As an organizer you will also:

  • Help workers plan out and execute department fights over issues important to them
  • Maintain updated department and turf lists
  • Represent workers in disciplinary/grievance cases who are being treated unjustly by their employer and train leaders to do so
  • Recruit members to become involved in our political program

What you bring to this role:

  • Minimum 6 months experience working for labor unions
  • A strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice
  • Thirst for making a difference through your work
  • The willingness to work long, irregular hours when needed to reach your goals
  • The ability to receive constructive feedback
  • The desire to learn
  • The ability to work well with others or individually
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Preferably bilingual Spanish/Cantonese
  • Valid DL and vehicle

What we offer:
Most people join our team because they want to really fight for working families. We also believe our employees deserve competitive salaries and excellent benefits for their families: full health coverage for all dependents including domestic partners, dental benefits including orthodontic coverage, employer contribution to flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care costs, reimbursement for vision costs including eyewear, monthly business, per-diem and cell allowance, yearly auto insurance and AAA reimbursement, 9 months maternity/paternity leave with 3 months fully paid, pension plan and 401k plan and tuition and training benefit.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, résumé and 3 references with Internal Organizer (Please specify the location: Berkeley, Davis, Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco) in the subject line to: jobs@afscme3299.org.

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