SEIU USWW - United Service Workers West

United Service Workers West


Internal Organizer I
Southern California Multi-Services Division

Based in Los Angeles, CA

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is our country’s fastest growing labor union with more than 2 million members. We are on the cutting edge of bettering the lives of low-wage service workers and taking on the larger issues that impact their lives, from healthcare to education to immigration. United Service Workers West (USWW) is comprised of 40,000 property service workers from San Diego to Sacramento. Our union brings together janitors, security officers, residential, stadium, institutional housekeeping and food service, arena and airport workers. These workers are the heart of our union and, through their activism, the hope for a more progressive California.

SEIU USWW has an Internal Organizer position available immediately, based in Los Angeles, CA.


  • Identify, recruit, train, and develop worksite leaders and activists
  • Perform regular worksite visitations and conduct onsite meetings
  • Conduct effective house visits and one-on-one communication
  • Drive mobilization and turn-out for actions, meetings, and union events
  • Develop and implement regular steward and committee meetings and trainings
  • Work with member leaders to maximize membership and COPE participation
  • Train members leaders to effectively resolve worksite disputes and problems and to recognize employer anti-union tactics
  • Be a direct liaison between members and the Members Resource Center
  • Maintain accurate worksite (worker, company, and owner/client) information
  • Communicate and maintain working relationships with company directors and managers
  • Develop comprehensive campaign plans for multiple contracts across Southern California
  • Negotiate single- and multi-site Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Plan own work and make weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans based on departmental and union-wide goals, with appropriate training and supervision
  • Work in a lead capacity with other staff and member leaders, with appropriate training and supervision


  • Commitment to social justice and to building a movement that empowers working people
  • A sense of good judgment and a clear focus on strategic and long-term priorities
  • Minimum two years’ experience in labor or community organizing
  • Ability to effectively plan and implement work and manage time, as part of a team and individually
  • Ability and willingness to travel long distances and to work long, irregular, and extended hours
  • Proficiency with common computer programs (including word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet and database software)
  • Good communications skills, including fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Experience in collective bargaining preferred
  • Driver’s license, current insurance, and a reliable car


  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract)
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, car allowance, a pension plan, paid vacation, and paid sick and comp days
  • The opportunity to make history as part of the most exciting, dynamic, and militant organizations in the labor movement

To Apply
Email a résumé with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to: Anton.Farmby@seiu-usww.org.

SEIU USWW is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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