Labor Organizer

Based out of Long Island City, NY
(with travel throughout the five NYC boroughs)


At Brandworkers, we believe that marginalized workers are uniquely positioned to change their workplaces through solidarity, direct action, and worker-led unionism. That’s why we’re working to build an organization of food manufacturing workers in New York City with the power to transform our society. We’re building a dynamic and passionate team here, and we’d like you to join us as a full time Organizer.

As an organizer, you will collaborate with workers to build a worker-led and operated union with the Industrial Workers of the World. As a valued member of our team at Brandworkers, you will work side-by side with worker leaders, organizers, campaigners, fundraisers, community allies, and the executive director to support our vision for worker power across the five boroughs of New York City.

What You Will Do:

  • Learn Brandworkers’ organizing best practices to support food manufacturing workers to win their shop floor justice demands.
  • Work hard to support Brandworkers members as they grow in their leadership and build power throughout the industry by identifying new organizing opportunities in the area.
  • Partner with the rest of our staff team to build an organizing culture which centers racial and gender justice, celebrates experimentation, and advances the organization’s vision of transformative worker power.

Reach Out To Us If:

  • You’re passionate about the labor movement, you’re determined and you are committed to improvement.
  • You’ve demonstrated that you’re a great listener, you welcome constructive feedback, and you have a solid grasp of the fundamentals of organizing.
  • You’re accountable to the communities you work in/with and are committed to the principles of racial and gender justice.
  • You are fluent in English and Spanish.

We’re based out of Long Island City, but organizers regularly travel throughout the five boroughs. At Brandworkers, we’re growing our skills together to be the best at what we do. We’re dedicated to making labor organizing a job that’s sustainable and to making a real change in the U.S. labor movement.

Brandworkers encourages applications from people of color, women, immigrants, indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and other oppressed communities.

We are open to a variety of experience levels for this role with a starting salary ranging from $45,000 – $54,000. Brandworkers provides fully-paid health and dental benefits, as well as participation in our retirement program. We also offer generous vacation and professional development policies, a pre-tax commuter and health savings benefit, cell phone reimbursement, and a sabbatical policy.

To Apply
Please send us a cover letter and your résumé to jobs [at] brandworkers.org. Please include your pronouns. We’d love to hear from you.

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