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SEIU6 Property Services NW

SEIU6 Property Services NW


Union Organizer
Property Services Division

Based in Seattle, WA
(Seattle/Puget Sound Area)

 

Union Organizer – Seattle/Puget Sound Area
Full-time Organizer Representative – Property Services Division
Seattle, Washington

SEIU 6 Property Services NW represents over 7,000 working women and men in various jobs throughout Washington State. SEIU6 represents members in Airport, Janitorial, and Security. Through organizing and collective power, SEIU6 members have been able to raise the standards for working families across Washington State. We are part of the 2 million-member Service Employee International Union (SEIU). SEIU6 is committed to building power at the workplace and engaging in social and economic justice issues facing working families, from accessible affordable healthcare to immigration rights. We wage big campaigns to improve the lives of working families, win better healthcare, better wages and to secure more jobs with dignity and respect.

SUMMARY: SEIU6 Property Services NW is seeking an Organizer to work on membership engagement and representation, identifying and developing new leaders at the worksite, new organizing, external organizing, and other projects on behalf of SEIU members. Responsibilities include developing leadership among members and designing and implementing programs that meet the goals of the Local. We are currently hiring for both an Internal and External Organizer position.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Organizer performs a wide range of duties, which may include:

  • Identify, recruit and develop leaders and help develop them into shop stewards, political activists, committee members, and leaders within labor movement.
  • Design, manage, organize, and implement internal campaigns including recruitment and contract enforcement.
  • Handle grievances and worksite issues as part of the contract enforcement.
  • Participate in public policy activity such as city and county politics, or in some cases at the state level, and political work.
  • Represent the Union in community and labor coalitions when necessary.
  • Design and implement communication programs with the membership, within the Janitorial/Security Officers/Airport units.
  • Willing to work irregular, and sometimes, long hours and weekends. This is not a 9-5 job.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to work independently but also as part of SEIU6 Team; Self-starter, effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with diverse people; computer literacy preferred; bilingual a plus-but not required, organizational leadership experience required; and ability to exercise high level of judgment. Driver’s License and car (with insurance) required.

PREFERENCES: People of color, multilingual, and women candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary; excellent benefits, including employer-paid health insurance and pension, car allowance.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit by mail, fax, or email, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and why you believe you are qualified; a current resume, and three job references to:

Attention: Jorge Dueñas
Email: jduenas@seiu6.org
MAIL: 3720 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA 98124
FAX: (206) 448-0880

SEIU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The Service Employees International Union is the nation’s fastest growing labor organization with 2 million members. SEIU is on the cutting edge of progressive activism, building the power of low-wage workers, and engaging in larger social issues such as health care, housing, and immigration.

The Property Services Division is home to Stand For Security (Security Officer organizing) and Justice for Janitors (Janitor organizing), and Airport Workers United (Airport organizing). SEIU6 empowers workers to unionize, improves working conditions, as well as wins significant wage gains, health insurance, full time work, and organizing rights for low-wage property service work.

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