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Labor Council for Latin American Advancement

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement


Southern Worker Labor and Community Organizer

Based in Atlanta, GA

 

Job Posting: LCLAA Southern Worker Labor and Community Organizer
Organization: Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Location: Georgia (Atlanta Area)
Duration: 3 years

About Us:
As a national 501(c)3 non-profit Latino labor organization with 52 chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, our power is seen and felt through community advocacy, education, organizing, and engagement that elevates working families' social, political, and economic advancement.

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is committed to building power with immigrant workers in Alabama and Georgia by targeting the Hyundai/Kia supply chain and other migrant member communities throughout the state. As the auto industry rapidly expands in the South, there is a pressing need for a strong coalition of labor, immigrant, and community groups to prevent exploitation, improve economic livelihoods, and ensure corporate accountability. The coalition must also ensure the community has the information it needs to advocate for itself actively.

Position Summary:
LCLAA is seeking a full-time, bilingual Community and Labor Organizer to anchor a concerted, intersectional campaign aimed at empowering immigrant workers in the Hyundai/Kia supply chain in Alabama and Georgia. The organizer will work closely with community partners, labor unions, and other stakeholders to reach and support immigrant workers, advocate for their rights, and foster meaningful change in the industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach and engagement with immigrant workers employed in or near Hyundai/Kia production plants, construction sites, and temp agencies in Alabama and Georgia.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners, labor unions, and immigrant rights organizations to facilitate collective action and advocacy efforts.
  • Organize know-your-rights sessions, community forums, and other events to empower immigrant workers and educate them about their legal rights and protections.
  • Provide support and resources to immigrant workers seeking legal assistance, including screening for eligibility for status protections and connecting them with relevant services.
  • Collaborate with the Georgia AFL-CIO's Labor Citizenship project and other initiatives to support immigrant workers and promote social justice.
  • Work closely with the Alabama/Georgia community to establish LCLAA chapters whose mission is to build power for immigrant workers, create organizing opportunities, and foster solidarity within the community.
  • Coordinate with the AFL-CIO, Southern Poverty Law Center, and other partner organizations to address challenges and maximize the impact of the campaign.
  • Strengthening and broadening LCLAA’s national initiatives and policy endeavors, specifically targeting the southern region, to foster comprehensive engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish (written and verbal) is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in community organizing, labor advocacy, or immigrant rights activism.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of labor laws, immigration policies, and issues affecting immigrant workers in the United States.
  • Commitment to social justice, racial equity, and empowering marginalized communities.
  • Flexibility to travel within Alabama and Georgia as needed.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience in the range of 55 - 60
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plans.
  • Professional development opportunities and support for career growth.

Application Instructions:
All candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé, and list of three professional references. Additionally, a writing sample in both English and Spanish to be considered. Please send materials to the attention of the following:

Jose Vargas, Executive Director
Email: Headquarters@lclaa.org

LCLAA is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all employment aspects. We encourage individuals from historically marginalized communities to apply.

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