1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Legislative Coordinator

Based in New York City, NY


With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

POSITION TITLE: Legislative Coordinator
ASSIGNMENT: Political Action
AREA: New York
REPORTS TO: Director

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key Albany legislators and legislative staff
  • Advocate effectively for Union policy and legislative positions
  • Monitor legislative activity and coordinate analysis and comments on legislation
  • Work with the Political Action team to design and lead legislative campaigns, including member-led grassroots lobbying
  • Ensure that the union’s policy positions are accessible and understandable to legislators and staff through written materials, briefings and individual conversations
  • Prepare and present public hearing testimony as needed
  • Attend membership, government, political or policy-related meetings and events as needed
  • Represent 1199SEIU in coalitions to advance common legislative goals

Anyone with a passion for justice, the ability to work hard and the drive to make a significant and measurable impact for workers is encouraged to apply.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum BA degree
  • Experience with New York State government and legislative processes
  • Commitment to the labor movement and social justice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Travel as needed.

To Apply:
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter to the Staff Support Department – via email to jobs@1199.org

1199/SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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