Organizers must be prepared to:
- Conduct broad outreach efforts with workers;
- Identify and develop the leadership capacity of workers to become on-the-job organizers;
- Bring workers together to plan campaigns to win (and occasionally defend) collective bargaining rights and first contracts;
- Work with union leaders to implement organizing plans that move workers to take actions to improve their lives;
- Engage workers in broader union and community efforts to get employers and elected leaders to improve standards for working families;
- Lead and support teams of members or other organizers;
- Be self-directed, work well and maintain a positive attitude under stressful circumstances.
Qualifications: Organizers must have the ability to communicate effectively, be able to make short and long term organizing plans and work in a team. Applicants must be willing and able to work nights, weekends and irregular hours as required, as well as to conduct house calls and site visits.
Computer literacy, research skills, working knowledge of the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations and National Labor Relations Act, database proficiency, charting workplaces and excellent communication skills are required.
The position involves working throughout the state of Massachusetts but may include out of state travel assignments. A cell phone, car and valid driver's license are required.
Contact Local 888 Organizing Director Karen (Rudy) Renaud (email@example.com) with résumé and contact information. No phone calls please.