SEIU – Workers United Southern Region

Workers United Southern Region

Political Organizer
Workers United Southern Region

Based in Atlanta, GA


At the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement in the South, Workers United Southern Region, SEIU is changing the narrative around important social and economic issues facing working families. For decades, Workers United Southern Region has successfully organized workers in one of the toughest regions to organize. We have a powerful and important mission: To build and grow a diverse, effective, politically independent and democratic organization of workers to change our lives for the better, improve our communities, and build a more just society for present and future generations.

With a commitment to building power for low-wage workers, Workers United Southern Region is engaged in winning strong contracts for members, organizing workers, supporting pro-union/workers candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, such as paid sick days, expanding access to health care and the Fight for $15.

Workers United Southern Region, SEIU represents over 15,000 workers including airport cleaners, food service employees, distribution workers, laundry workers, security officers, manufacturing workers, adjunct faculty, graduate student workers, and non-profit employees in 9 states across the South. Workers United is an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, which has 2 million members dedicated to raising industry standards and making life better for all working families and communities.

Workers United Southern Region is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

The Political Organizer is based in the Atlanta Metro Area with some travel around the state. The Political Organizer is primarily responsible for aspects of the Union’s campaign to empower and educate members on the union’s political program with a key focus on the Atlanta Airport Organizing Campaign. Additionally, the Political Organizer, executes pieces of the union’s legislative and political program under direction and supervision of the Workers United Southern Regional Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the Atlanta Metro member political engagement program, Leadership Development, which focuses on training members on social justice issues that impact the membership.
  • Builds and maintains positive and respectful relationships with Union officers, elected officials, community and labor leaders, and other potential coalition partners
  • Working with the WUSR Director to implement an Atlanta Metro and statewide public policy and political agenda throughout the region.
  • Monitoring and coordinating aspects of legislative and policy reform initiatives that effect the Union, worker’s rights and social justice.
  • Supports Field Reps in their political outreach to members, as needed, to develop member interest in the union's political program and Airport campaign. Helps make the case for action & involvement, including participation in the union’s PAC.
  • Planning events to engage members in the political work of the union.
  • Planning and coordinating campaign activities, grassroots lobbying, phone banking and events for our campaigns as needed.
  • Supporting campaign strategies, including rallies, press events and targeted member activity.
  • Tracking and managing regular member voter registration and PAC sign-up campaigns.
  • Providing briefings and education materials for staff and members around legislative and electoral work.
  • Coordinating regional activity with staff working on national campaigns.


  • 2-3 years of experience in worker or community organizing; legislative; or electoral campaigns.
  • Experience working with directly impacted people.
  • Ability to train and teach people of varying skillsets around economic and social justice issues.
  • Ability to plan and execute large-scale events.
  • Ability to design and implement powerful and effective campaign plans.
  • Excellent communications skills and experience building strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish preferred but not required.
  • The ability and willingness to travel and to work long hours, including evenings and weekends as campaigns require.
  • This position requires travel to various locations throughout Atlanta and Georgia, a Valid driver’s license and car with insurance is required.

The salary for candidates qualified to be hired as Lead Organizer is $60,000 and offers a generous benefits package that includes a fully employer-paid medical, dental and vision plan (for full-time employees and their qualified dependents) and retirement benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and 401K. We also offer generous paid time off as part of our benefits package and a car allowance.

Please send a résumé and letter of interest to sregionunite@bellsouth.net. Please use “Atlanta/GA Political Organizer” in the subject line of your email.

WUSR is an inclusive and diverse organization, committed to advocating for social, racial and economic justice. We promote diversity and strongly encourage applications from people who believe in our mission. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply.

For more information on Workers United, SEIU, please visit Workers United and SEIU Websites.

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