CMRJB - Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United/SEIU

Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United/SEIU


Lead Union Organizer

Based in Indianapolis, IN


Workers United is an International Union with a rich history of organizing manufacturing, distribution and service workers throughout the US and Canada. We are now gearing up for exciting campaigns in the Midwest and looking for a talented Lead Internal Organizer to join our team!

A qualified candidate must be:

  • A proven leader
  • Able to motivate and lead worker Organizing Committees.
  • An effective communicator – oral and written, (Bilingual a plus) and a skilled listener
  • Willing to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Capable of building relationships with member organizers and workers from diverse backgrounds
  • Willing to travel occasionally (regionally)
  • In possession of valid driver’s license
  • 100% committed to social, economic and racial justice
  • Someone with at least 3 years of Organizing experience (labor, student, political, community etc.) required. 2-3 years of union organizing experience preferred
  • Comfortable with taking calculated risks

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting, mentoring, developing and leading organizing committee members
  • Moving workers to take action through one-on-one conversations and meetings
  • Planning and executing collective actions with the Organizing Committee
  • Helping craft and implement winning campaign plans
  • Accurately gauging worker support for a campaign
  • Maintaining and/or supervising the maintenance of charts and campaign data systems
  • Facilitating, organizing committee and general worker meetings
  • Building tactical relationships with community allies and other labor groups as needed
  • Producing quality written campaign materials

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience
  • Full benefits package including health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Monthly car and cell phone allowances.

To Apply
Submit a résumé and cover letter to Pete DeMay at: pdemay@cmrjb.org.

The Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.

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