1199 SEIU - United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Organizer – Upstate NY

Based in the area of Western New York, NY

POSITION TITLE: Organizer - Upstate NY
ASSIGNMENT: New Organizing, Homecare Workers Rising
AREA: Western New York
REPORTS TO: Coordinator

Previous experience with a Healthcare institution as a Union Organizer, Delegate or Activist preferred; Experience with organizing low wage workers; Experience working with community based groups and organizations; Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; Demonstrate leadership skills; Ability to work independently, solve problems, and manage time and priorities; Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends; Good listener; Good verbal and written communication skills; Must possess a valid driver’s license; Bilingual skills a plus;


  • Identify health care and human service workers who are interested in joining Homecare Workers Rising Affliation;
  • Meet with workers (one-on-one meetings, phone calls, leafleting, house visits, and small group meetings) to discuss benefits of a Union;
  • Train and support workers to take action, organize a Union drive, and become leaders in the workplace;
  • Assist in supporting actions, rallies, events and strikes.
  • Distribute leafleting, bulletins and Union Information.
  • Participate in Union-wide activities and campaigns.
  • Work with local community organizations to support workers across the industry(s)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

To Apply
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter to Kim Gibson at kim.gibson@1199.org.

1199SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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