Minnesota Teamsters Local 320 – Public and Law Enforcement Employees Union

Minnesota Teamsters Local 320
Public and Law Enforcement Employees Union

Lead Organizer

Based in Minneapolis, MN


Minnesota Teamsters Local 320 is a statewide labor union representing 11,000 state, county, and municipal and school district employees. We are working to expand our membership and grow our union amongst Minnesota’s 352,903 local government employees. We are currently seeking a Lead Organizer, based out of our Minneapolis Office, who reports directly to the Local’s Principal Officer.

The Lead Organizer will be responsible for all organizing activities for the Local Union including but not limited to research, following leads, recruiting volunteer member-organizers and combating decertification elections.

Purpose: The Lead Organizer will conduct a wide array of organizing activities including developing organizing targets, data collection, strategic planning, implementing organizing campaigns, initiating representational elections, volunteer recruitment and rigorous reporting schedule. Primary Job


  1. Educate workers and build support for the Teamsters Union
  2. Plan and implement the Local’s external organizing campaigns
  3. Indentify and analyze potential organizing targets
  4. Manage lists, charts and data
  5. Train, develop and direct volunteer member-organizers who are existing Local 320 members and potential Local 320 members
  6. Work with Local 320 officers and staff to recruit volunteer member-organizers and aid in collective bargaining and legislative campaigns.

Qualifications for Lead Organizer Applicants:

  1. Must have a valid driver’s license and American-made vehicle
  2. Willingness to work long and irregular hours
  3. Must work independently with minimal supervision in the field
  4. Must have proven success in public sector organizing campaigns
  5. Must have proven success recruiting volunteer member-organizers
  6. Must be prepared to conduct worksite visits, home visits and speak directly with organizing leads and targets
  7. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  8. Basic understanding of the Minnesota Public Employment Labor Relations Act (PELRA) a plus!

Candidates not in the Twin Cities Metro must relocate at their expense if offered position. Significant travel statewide is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Only those qualified and interested should apply.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter of interest and résumé by email to Baldes@teamsterslocal320.org with three references. Brian Aldes Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer Teamsters Local 320

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