UAW - United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union

United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement
Workers of America International Union


Strategic Researcher – EV & Battery Supply Chain Analyst
(2 positions)

Based out of our Solidarity House in Detroit, MI


The UAW is raising the standards for workers in a wide variety of industries and is leading ambitious new organizing efforts across the country. In the auto industry, the UAW is leading the charge and dedicating significant resources to supporting non-union autoworkers and battery workers in their organizing efforts. As the auto industry transitions to electrification, tens of thousands of jobs will be added in manufacturing electric vehicles, batteries, EV components, semiconductors, and associated supply chains. The UAW is committed to ensuring a just transition for workers in these new automotive jobs by supporting their organizing efforts, demanding they have a voice in the workplace and that these new jobs that meet exceed job standards in the current auto industry.

The UAW Research Department is responsible for providing analysis in support of collective bargaining, contract campaigns, public policy initiatives, and organizing new members. The UAW Research Department is seeking a Strategic Researcher to support these organizing campaigns Through in-depth strategic analysis of corporations, industries, policies, and stakeholders in the transitioning automotive industry.

Job Description & Key Duties:

  • In-depth, critical analysis and interpretation of corporate and public data in support of union activities, including organizing, bargaining, education, communications, and public policy.
  • Support auto and battery organizing teams working in related industries and geographies by analyzing data and gathered intelligence to inform organizing campaign activities.
  • Provide technical assistance, written reports, and presentations to organizing teams.
  • Conduct strategic analysis of key employers, industries, and stakeholders.
  • Prepare materials for and give presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Assist other UAW departments in developing strategies for organizing new members.
  • Understand, and be able to communicate, the work and goals of the UAW to internal and external audiences.

Job Requirements (Education/Skills/Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Multiple years of experience doing research on corporations, politics, supply chains, and/or public policy.
  • Knowledge of key industries, supply chains, or regulatory issues related to UAW organizing efforts, including the auto & auto parts, batteries and battery components, or semiconductors a plus.
  • Ability/Experience analyzing financial statements, industry reports, legislation, or legal documents.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and prior research experience in academic, labor, community, or political settings.
  • Ability to perform research that requires finding information that may not be readily available.
  • Ability to present and communicate detailed and complicated information effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in quantitative analysis and possess strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime as needed.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Familiarity with the labor movement and its structure is valuable.
  • Possess social justice outlook associated with a progressive labor union.
  • Ability to work well and creatively under tight deadlines in a team environment and independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks within a high-pressure environment and meet unpredictable deadlines.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and discretion.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new platforms as needed.

This position will be located at the UAW Solidarity House, 8000 E. Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan.

How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please provide the following:

  • A current résumé reflecting qualifications for this position, including months and years of employment.
  • A short letter of application (500 words or less) which specifically explains how your experiences and accomplishments have prepared you to work with the UAW.
  • Please send this information via email to: recruiting@uaw.net

The UAW is dedicated to promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that our collective strength is amplified when all voices are represented. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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