National Fast Food Workers Union - SEIU

National Fast Food Workers Union

Fight for a Union – Canvasser

Based in Columbia, SC


Fight for a Union - Canvasser

  • $600 Monthly Car allowance when driving.
  • $100 Monthly cell phone allowance.

Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Start Date: Immediately
Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary.

Summary: Do you want to make a difference working for economic and social justice in Columbia, South Carolina?  The Fight for 15 demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation. The Fight For $15 Campaign has become one of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low-wage workers across the country.  As part of a global movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for '$15 and union rights.'  For the past several years, fast-food workers from McDonald's and other fast-food corporations have been fighting to have their voices heard.  The Fight For $15 has been extremely successful as thousands of fast-food workers across the country have mass mobilized and fought back against the $200 billion industry.

SEIU National Fast Food Workers Union (NFFWU) is working to expand the movement and deepen the successful fights to raise employment standards and unite workers in organizing their union in the fast food industry through national, state and community campaigns.

SEIU NFFWU is affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which has more than 2 million members in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.  NFFWU is united with those 2.2 million members in a shared belief in the dignity of workers and the value of their work, and in a commitment to a more just and humane society.

Main Function: To identify and sign up workers in the workplace and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their workplace, areas of public transit, and in the community.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about economic and social justice.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to a changing schedule.
  • Bilingual speaking ability- English and Spanish, preferred.
  • Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences.
  • A valid driver's license, working vehicle, and ability to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Ability to engage workers regardless of race, age, ability, and gender.
  • This position is a full-time, temporary position with the potential to extend.

Benefits: This position accrues no benefits.
To apply: Submit a cover letter expressing your interest and a résumé to jobs@thefightfor15.org.

SEIU NFFWU is an Equal Opportunity employer that values and respects the diversity of its staff. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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