AFSCME Council 31

AFSCME Council 31


Based in Chicago, IL


AFSCME Council 31 is one of Illinois’ largest and most active unions, representing over 100,000 active and retired public service workers in over 275 affiliated local unions. Council 31 is a dynamic and progressive union which plays a key role in the Illinois labor movement, as well as in the state's political and legislative arenas. It has pioneered new strategies for organizing the unorganized, winning tough contract fights, and developing innovative programs to improve workers' lives.

Council 31 is currently seeking candidates for organizing positions.


  • Assist in developing and implementing organizing strategy and campaign plans;
  • Identify, recruit, and develop workers to participate in organizing process;
  • Prepare outreach literature;
  • Develop working relationships with community and political allies.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to social justice and the labor movement
  • College degree; or experience as local union activist; or experience in community or grassroots organizing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate others;
  • Ability to solve problems creatively;
  • Willingness to work long hours.

Salary is commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.

To Apply
Email cover letter and résumé to Margaret Walker at AFSCME Council 31 at: mwalker@afscme31.org.

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