SEIU6 Property Services NW

SEIU6 Property Services NW

Union Organizer

Based in Seattle, WA


Position Title: Union Organizer
Location: Seattle, WA
Pay: $28.37 per hour, full time 40 hours a week

About SEIU6: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. We have been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and in leading the fight for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration, racial equity, gender equity, and the environment. SEIU6 Property Services NW represents over 10,000 property service workers. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, arena and airport workers. Our mission is to lead the way to a more just and humane society; building power for all service workers by developing member leadership and activism, winning strong contracts, organizing unorganized service workers, building political and community power, and engaging in direct action that demonstrates our strength and determination to win.

POSITION SUMMARY & RESPONSIBILITES: This individual will be working in the greater Puget Sound area. Your duties will include union contract enforcement and member engagement to make gains in the workplace and to address larger social/political issues in their communities.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organize workers, identify workplace issues and execute worksite actions.
  • Participate in contract negotiations and coordinated campaigns.
  • Planning, mobilization and turnout for worksite actions, union events, marches, etc.
  • Conduct one-on-ones, site visits and member-led committee meetings.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop member leaders, stewards and member-led committees.
  • Comfortable conducting broad and intensive outreach efforts to non-union workers.
  • Maintain database with accurate and detailed information on worksites, individual workers and assignments.
  • Effectively communicate with members and employers to enforce contract & resolve worksite disputes and issues.
  • Prepare and manage workplans, calendars, files and records.
  • Effectively communicate and engage members in union political program and activity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: Graduation from an accredited college or university in relevant field or equivalent experience in labor & community organizing that would provide for the following knowledge of, skills & abilities.

  • Experience working on campaigns with a labor union, public policy, or non-profit organization.
  • Proven commitment to social and economic justice and improving the lives of working people.
  • Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
  • Willingness to work with people form diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in fast-paced and diverse team environment.
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly convey information and ideas both verbally and in writing across audiences.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, social media platforms, database & teleconferencing.
  • Meet the needs of SEIU6 and our membership.


  • Ability to travel in the Puget Sound area, ability to work extended and irregular hours, and work remotely.
  • Valid drivers’ license, use of a car for work, and specified automobile insurance coverage are mandatory.
  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated and report their vaccination status as a condition of employment.
  • Must be fluent in Amharic and English


  • Pay is competitive and negotiable based on experience. (Based on Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, dental, vision, a pension plan and paid time off.

To Apply:
All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter to:

Jessica Higbee, SEIU6.
3720 Airport Way S, Seattle WA 98134
Email: JHigbee@seiu6.org

SEIU6 is an equal opportunity employer.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.