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Western States Regional Joint Board Workers United - SEIU

Western States Regional Joint Board
Workers United - SEIU


Internal Organizer / Political Organizer

Based in Phoenix, AZ

 

The Western States Regional Joint Board of Workers United-SEIU is a growing, progressive union of 8,000 workers at warehouses, industrial laundries, and other jobs in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Job Title: Internal Organizer / Political Organizer
Location: Phoenix, AZ

This is a hybrid position, with duties of both Internal Organizers and Political Organizers. You will be based in Phoenix, AZ, and will represent hundreds of workers in industrial laundries and other jobs, including around AZ and NM, and will be responsible for recruiting and developing strong leaders and building an organized, militant membership capable of fighting for justice and winning power in their workplaces, industries, and communities. Additionally, you will work to build workers’ political power by identifying opportunities for members to take political action and action in their communities, mobilizing members to those activities, and representing the union at various political and community organizations, campaigns, and coalitions.

This position is for a bilingual (Spanish & English) Internal Organizer to be based in Phoenix, AZ. Some moving expenses may be reimbursed if necessary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, train, and develop members as shop stewards and activists, and support them taking action at work and in politics.
  • Build member committees capable of resolving workplace problems and mobilizing co-workers to action.
  • Lead members into action in politics and in their communities, in partnership with other progressive organizations and community groups.
  • Represent the union in various coalitions and campaigns.
  • Meet and communicate with members by conducting workplace visits and house calls.
  • Investigate and resolve grievances while training members to do the same.
  • Create and carry out internal organizing plans for multiple workplaces, with guidance from the Distribution Division Director.
  • Promptly return phone calls from members.
  • Maintain updated membership information in computer database.
  • Assist with external organizing campaigns as needed.
  • Driving, travel, and irregular/extended hours.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Union Organizer, Union Rep, and/or Political Organizer — ideally 5 years or more as a Union Organizer, Union Rep, and/or Political Organizer — including making house calls, recruiting leaders, building committees, and/or handling grievances.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire working people to action.
  • Basic knowledge of labor law and union organizing principles.
  • Comfortable using computer to update membership databases, create leaflets, correspond with e-mail, and scanning documents.
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English, spoken and written. Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and car required.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include car allowance, car insurance reimbursement, phone reimbursement, medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Language: Bilingual Spanish & English is required.

Compensation: Starting salary range is $56,000 to $67,000 including base pay and a car allowance, pursuant to staff union contract. Excellent benefits include car insurance reimbursement, phone reimbursement, pension, and medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Women, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and references with “Organizer (Phoenix)” in the subject line to: jmahoney@wsrjb.org.

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