SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin

SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin

Union Representative / Organizer

Based in Milwaukee, WI
(with limited travel)


SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin is seeking a full-time Union Representative / Organizer to work with our healthcare members in south eastern Wisconsin. This position is responsible for internally organizing members, negotiating contracts, training member leaders, and mobilizing members for political engagement.

About SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin:
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin is Wisconsin's largest and fastest growing health care workers union. We represent over 5,000 health care workers at hospitals, nursing homes and in homecare across the State. In these tough economic times, there has been no stronger advocate - for safe jobs with good wages and benefits for workers delivering the greatest possible care for patients, residents and clients – than SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin.

The incumbent of this position works with the leadership of Bargaining Unit(s), which are assigned to him/her/they. The incumbent acts as a consultant to the Bargaining Unit leadership assisting them with internal organizational efforts, political/electoral activities, and contract negotiations. The incumbent looks for ways to build an effective organizational structure for the Union both at the Local and Bargaining Unit level.


  • Develop, implement and evaluate member-centered contract campaigns for assigned Bargaining Units.
  • Develop worksite based communication and representational structures.
  • Train member leaders on internal organizing and contract enforcement.
  • Serve as Chief Spokesperson for contract negotiations.
  • Assist worksite leaders and Union activists at assigned Bargaining Units to develop skills including group processes, grievance handling, bargaining and political activity.
  • Participate in new organizing efforts of health care workers to strategically augment current collective bargaining agreements (as time permits).
  • Participate in political action activities and, as necessary, lobbying.
  • Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
  • Ability and willingness to travel on a frequent and extensive basis is required. *Limited during COVID pandemic


  1. Dedication to the Labor and Social Justice Movement.
  2. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Ability to meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary.
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  1. Knowledge of Membership Organizing
  2. Negotiating Contracts
  3. Union Representational activities
  4. Political Participation
  5. Community Organizing
  6. Coalition Building
  7. Labor Union Experience / Connections

No experience is necessary. We will train the right candidate.

Salary and benefits are set by the staff collective bargaining agreement with a starting salary of $44,880 - $57,120/annual (depending on experience) and benefits including health, dental, vision insurance, pension plan, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Work location: Milwaukee, WI with travel required. *During the COVID pandemic, travel was eliminated. Travel has resumed, but in a limited capacity. Staff also has the option to work remotely.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and résumé to:

SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin
33 Nob Hill Road
Madison, WI 53705
Fax 608-270-2025

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