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Western States Regional Joint Board

Western States Regional Joint Board
Workers United - SEIU


External Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The Western States Regional Joint Board of Workers United-SEIU is a growing, progressive union of 10,000 workers at industrial laundries, warehouses, and other jobs in California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Job Title: External Organizer
Location: Los Angeles, CA

External Organizers are responsible for recruiting and developing strong leaders among workers who do not yet have a union, and building an organized, militant membership capable of fighting for justice and winning power in their workplaces, industries, and communities.

This position is for a bilingual (Spanish & English) external organizer to be based in Los Angeles, CA. Some moving expenses may be reimbursed if necessary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, train, and develop union leaders from among workers at non-union workplaces, including by house visits and workplace visits.
  • Build worker committees capable of mobilizing co-workers to action and leading campaigns to organize their workplaces.
  • Maintain databases with updated information from organizing campaigns.
  • Create and carry out external organizing plans for multiple workplaces, design print & digital campaign materials, and research companies targets by organizing campaigns, with guidance from the Organizing Director.
  • Promptly return phone calls and emails from workers.
  • Assist with internal organizing efforts as needed.
  • Driving, travel, and irregular/extended hours.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Union Organizer (External); ideally 5 years or more as a Union Organizer with experience in both Internal and External organizing, including making house calls, building member committees, and maintaining organizing data.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire working people to action.
  • Basic knowledge of labor law and union organizing principles.
  • Comfortable using computer to update organizing databases, create leaflets, correspond with e-mail, and scanning documents.
  • Fluent in both Spanish and English, spoken and written. Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and car required.
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include car allowance, car insurance reimbursement, phone reimbursement, medical, dental, and vision insurance.

Language: Bilingual Spanish & English is required.

Women, immigrants, people of color, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and references with “External Organizer” in the subject line to jmahoney@wsrjb.org.

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