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SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin

SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin


Union Staff Representative / Organizer

Based in Milwaukee, WI
(with travel required)


SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin is seeking a full-time Union Representative / Organizer to work with our healthcare members in the greater Milwaukee region.

This position is responsible for internally organizing members, training member leaders, negotiating contracts, and mobilizing members for political engagement.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The incumbent of this position works with the leadership of Bargaining Unit(s), which are assigned to him/her. The incumbent acts as a consultant to the Bargaining Unit leadership assisting them with internal organizational efforts, political/electoral activities, and contract negotiations. The incumbent looks for ways to build an effective organizational structure for the Union both at the Local and Bargaining Unit level.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Train member leaders on internal organizing and contract enforcement.
  2. Develop, implement and evaluate member-centered contract campaigns for assigned Bargaining Units.
  3. Serve as Chief Spokesperson for contract negotiations.
  4. Develop worksite-based communication and representational structures.
  5. Assist worksite leaders and Union activists at assigned Bargaining Units to develop skills including group processes, grievance handling, bargaining and political activity.
  6. Participate in new organizing efforts of health care workers to strategically augment current collective bargaining agreements (as time permits).
  7. Participate in political action activities and, as necessary, lobbying.
  8. Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
  9. Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent and extensive basis is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Dedication to the Labor and Social Justice Movement.
  2. Ability to meet deadlines.
  3. Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary.
  4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Knowledge of Membership Organizing
  2. Negotiating Contracts
  3. Union Representational activities
  4. Political Participation
  5. Community Organizing
  6. Coalition Building
  7. Labor Union Experience / Connections

No experience is necessary. We will train the right candidate.

Salary and benefits are set by the staff collective bargaining agreement with starting salary of $40,000/annual and benefits including health, dental, vision insurance, pension plan, paid time off, and paid holidays.

TO APPLY
Send cover letter and résumé to:

SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin
33 Nob Hill
Madison, WI 53713
Fax: 608-270-2025
Email: info@seiuhcwi.org

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