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SEIU Local 121RN


Representative / Internal Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


Who We Are: SEIU Local 121RN is a powerful voice representing nearly 9,000 Registered Nurses and Healthcare Professionals in Southern California. We are leading the fight to win strong contracts, strong workplace protections and strong, safe staffing standards at hospitals in Los Angeles, Ventura and Riverside counties. Learn more here.

Job Description: The Representative/Internal Organizer is responsible for development of worksite leaders, enforcement of the collective bargaining agreement, responding to questions about the contract and developing internal structures that support field organizing campaigns, contract campaigns and political and community campaigns. The Representative/Internal Organizer also files grievances and does preparation for arbitration to enforce our members’ contract rights. In addition, this position prepares for negotiations through working with the membership, disseminating bargaining surveys and working with the bargaining committee and Chief Negotiator. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of current leaders (Stewards, Bargaining Team members, Contract Action Team members), as well as identifying, recruiting and developing new leaders
  • Engaging and mobilizing our members into action through various internal processes, including the collective bargaining process (i.e. contract campaigns)
  • Developing and implementing internal organizing campaigns around worksite issues
  • Work with various departments to identify strategies that will provide additional support for members in health and safety matters, labor law, Title 22, etc.
  • Filing of grievances and preparing members throughout the grievance and arbitration process
  • Facilitating membership meetings and coordinating membership events
  • Effective and timely communications with our membership
  • Maintaining Union membership, visibility and activity
  • Participating in community, political and other Union events
  • Coordination of worksite membership COPE drives through political education on nursing legislation, patient care issues and the overall impact of political work on the healthcare industry
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 2 years’ experience as a Field Representative or Organizer (filing grievances, representing members in grievance meetings and Weingarten meetings, organizing worksite actions, mobilizing members in the worksite, etc.) - preferably in the healthcare sector
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to listen actively and frame issues for and with members
  • Ability to assess information and evidence and deal with conflicting/changing priorities
  • Ability to think strategically and exercise a high level of judgment
  • Ability and willingness to hold management representatives accountable through contract enforcement and membership participation
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours and participate in Union-wide events and activities
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook and membership databases

Evening and weekend work is required. You must be a self-starter with the ability to work under supervision and tight deadlines. Driver’s license and insurance required.

Compensation:
Salary is commensurate with experience. Local 121RN provides a generous benefits package that includes fully-paid medical, dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacation, and a defined benefit pension plan.

To Apply
Please submit a résumé and a cover letter to greyb@seiu121rn.org indicating your interest in working for SEIU Local 121RN, and include three (3) professional references. No phone calls, please.

SEIU Local 121RN is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU Local 121RN works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

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