1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

United Healthcare Workers East


Steward Health System

Based in Boston, MA


About 1199SEIU UHWE
With over 450,000 members throughout Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and Washington, DC, 1199SEIU is the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in the nation. Since our founding in 1932, our mission has been to stand up for quality healthcare, good jobs and social justice for all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called 1199 his favorite union and referred to us as “the authentic conscience of the labor movement." Over the years 1199 has won some of the highest standards for healthcare workers in the country, including good wages and benefits, safe staffing, paid time off, secure retirement, model childcare and education benefits and a real voice work in the workplace. Our members are highly politically engaged and active, so we have the strength to advocate with government and elected officials for our patients, families and communities. We are affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) which has over 2 million members and is the largest labor union in North America.

POSITION TITLE: Organizer – Steward Health System
ASSIGNMENT: Massachusetts
AREA: Boston
REPORTS TO: Executive V.P.

Previous experience with a healthcare institution, as an Organizer or Delegate a plus. Should be well Organized and committed to building the Union. Must articulate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work long hours, including weekends. High school diploma or its equivalent.


  • Represent members of 3rd step grievance hearings; prepares 3rd step grievance and conduct a general investigation of the case; leads chapter meetings;
  • Assists with delegate training; walk halls of institution to demonstrate a Union presence to both the members and management;
  • Attend and participate in staff and team meetings; convenes and present case(s) to the Hearing an Appeals Board;
  • Distributes all Union leaflets, bulletins and information in institution amongst delegates and members;
  • Serves as a liaison between leadership and delegate body/membership;
  • Plays a major leadership role in the institution to create and effective Labor Union movement, develop and
  • Strengthen delegate structure by setting up committees in which delegates and members participate;
  • Write up chapter reports, grievance reports, arbitration request and withdrawals. Performed other related duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title and every position does not necessarily require the same duties.

All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a résumé and cover letter to: Damicka.johnson@1199.org.

1199SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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