SEIU Local 503

SEIU Local 503

Bargaining Organizer

Based in Portland, OR


SEIU Local 503, Oregon: Now Hiring a Bargaining Organizer – Portland Oregon!

SEIU Local 503 is Oregon's union of 72,000 nursing home, homecare, child care and other care providers, public and non-profit workers. We are part of the 2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), committed to building power for low-wage workers and engaging in social and economic justice issues facing working families, from affordable housing to immigrant rights. We wage big campaigns to win better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs to help ensure that workers--not just corporations and CEOs--benefit from today’s global economy.

Bargaining Organizer
The principal role of bargaining organizers is to support and facilitate member leadership and action around contract bargaining and enforcing strong collective bargaining agreements. Program responsibility includes leading bargaining tables as chief spokesperson, coordinating with field organizers around bargaining strategy, working with the MRC supporting contract enforcement, as well as ongoing rank-and-file leadership development.


  • Experience serving as a chief negotiator in bargaining including developing bargaining team members to lead on issues during negotiations, bargaining survey development, writing bargaining proposals, communicating bargaining summaries and leading teams through successful bargaining campaigns required
  • Experience with contract administration, political action, leadership identification and development, and motivating people to take action
  • A demonstrated commitment to empowering workers through the labor movement
  • Experience working for social justice as an organizer or activist
  • Ability and stamina to work irregular and long hours and to attend weekend and evening activities
  • Excellent communications skills required

Pay and Benefits: Organizing positions provide comprehensive fully paid health, dental and vision benefits for employee and eligible dependents, domestic partner benefits, generous holiday and vacation policies, a monthly car and cell phone allowance, and a 15% employer-paid defined contribution 401K. Compensation range is based on experience $55,296 - $82,188 annually.

Hiring: We are committed to hiring staff who reflect our membership and model the unity and equity that we seek to create in Oregon communities. Women, LGBTQ, people of color, and immigrants strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter describing your interest and a résumé in one attachment (PDF preferred) by e-mail to: quickk@seiu503.org.

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