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Warehouse Workers for Justice
 

Will County Worker Protection Outreach Organizer
(1 Year Project Staff)

Based in Joliet, IL office

 

Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) is a worker center fighting for good, living wage jobs among the thousands of transportation and logistics workers in the Chicago area, the largest intermodal logistics hub on the planet. Our work blends union and worker' center models, focusing on long-term leadership development, alliances with community organizations, and development of innovative organizing tactics.

Our worker protection outreach organizer position will be an intensive outreach position, aimed at providing COVID emergency resources to warehouse workers vulnerable to infections. This work will happen entirely in Will County and Joliet. This is only a year assignment from April 1st, 2021 until April 1st, 2022, however, there is a chance for the project to be extended.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute field plan
  • Promote WWJ’s ongoing ‘Know Your Rights’ and COVID Emergency response efforts, including directing workers to COVID vaccination, testing and emergency resources
  • Distribute Know Your Rights and PPE materials
  • Conduct intensive worker outreach efforts, especially targeting minority workers and people of color in the massive warehousing industry in Will County.
  • Identify potential worker leaders and activist
  • Gather information necessary for enforcement of labor laws

Requirements:

  • Previous organizing experience a plus
  • Ability to make and execute a work plan
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends
  • A working vehicle and a valid drivers' license
  • Basic computer and writing skills
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Spanish speaking is a plus

Will be supervised by WWJ’s Associate Director. Salary is $45 – $52k (annual) depending on experience. Benefits and car allowance are provided.

People of color are urged to apply. Women are urged to apply.

Organizer will work from our Joliet office. Employees will be prioritized for COVID Vaccination under group 1A.

To Apply:
E-mail résumé and cover letter to: roberto@warehouseworker.org.

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