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Union Business Agent / Internal Organizer Georgia and Alabama

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The SEIU - Workers United Southern Region is a growing, progressive union representing over 14,000 workers at industrial laundries, distribution centers, college food service, higher education, and other jobs in the South.

 

Business Agents/Internal Organizers are responsible for recruiting and developing strong leaders and building an organized, committed membership capable of fighting for justice and winning power in their workplaces, industries, and communities.

This position is for a Business Agent /Internal Organizer to work with locals primarily in Georgia and some work in Alabama.

Responsibilities include:

•           Recruit, train, and develop members as officers, shop stewards, and activists.

•           Build member committees capable of resolving workplace problems and mobilizing co-workers to action.

•           Meet and communicate with members by conducting workplace visits and house calls.

•           Investigate and resolve grievances while training members to do the same.

•           Create and carry out internal organizing plans for multiple workplaces, with guidance from the District Manager.

•           Prepare and assist locals with labor management meetings and collective bargaining process

•           Promptly return phone calls from members.

•           Maintain updated membership information in computer database.

•           Assist with external organizing, political, and issue action campaigns as needed.

•           Driving, travel, and irregular/extended hours. 

Qualifications:

•           Internal or external Union experience; ideally as a Union/Community Organizer with experience in both internal and external organizing, including making house calls, building member committees, and handling grievances.

•           Ability to motivate and inspire working people to action.

•           Basic knowledge of labor law and union organizing principles.

•           Comfortable using computer to update membership databases, create leaflets, correspond with e-mail, and scanning documents.

•           Valid driver’s license.

•           Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits includes pension, medical, dental, and vision insurance.

•           Helpful to be Bilingual Spanish/English

The SEIU - Workers United Southern Region is a growing, progressive union representing over 14,000 workers at industrial laundries, distribution centers, college food service, higher education, and other jobs in the South.

 

Business Agents…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    February 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    January 31, 2022
Salary
At least USD $64,000
/ year
Staff Union position under labor contract

Benefits

Excellent benefits includes pension, full medical (includes family), dental, and vision insurance. Lease Car or Car Allowance provided by union.

Excellent benefits includes pension, full medical (includes family), dental, and vision insurance. Lease Car or Car Allowance provided by union.

Level of Language Proficiency

•           Helpful to be Bilingual Spanish/English

•           Helpful to be Bilingual Spanish/English

Location

On-site
Atlanta, GA, USA

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