Boycott Organizer - Baltimore, MD

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Depends on experience

Published

07/31/2018

Address

Baltimore
Maryland
United States

Description

Be a part of a movement of low wage workers that is confronting corporate greed and mistreatment of workers, raising the standards of service sector jobs, and winning dignity and respect on the job through solidarity and action! Boycott Coordinators develop strategy to move customers from boycotted properties, work with worker committees and lead teams of volunteer activists to plan and carry out creative actions to help enforce boycotts. The work is typically 30% - Coordinating and executing creative actions at strategic locations to help enforce boycotts and 70% - Research and campaign related work.


UNITE HERE is leading the fight to organize hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers -- many of them African-Americans, Latino and Asian immigrants, and women -- in hotels, casinos, cafeterias, and airport concessions throughout North America. Our union is at the forefront of battles for workers' rights, immigration reform, living wages, and quality jobs in many cities throughout North America. (www.unitehere.org)


Boycotts are a critical piece of our comprehensive campaigns. Across the United States and Canada, our members (a majority of whom are women and immigrants) in the hotel and casino industries are standing in solidarity to defend their standards against corporations that are attempting to roll back hard-won decent wages, benefits and respect on the job. Additionally, non-union hotel workers are fighting for the right to organize free from management intimidation and retaliation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have passion for low wage and other worker struggles;
  • Must have previous activist experience -- boycott experience a plus;
  • Must be assertive and have excellent language, writing and computer skills;
  • Applicants must be willing and able to travel to appropriate work sites.
  • Must be willing to work long hours, including on weekends, and to relocate as necessary.


Duties Include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching hotel clients;
  • Developing and carrying out strategy to move clients from hotels that are driving down industry standards;
  • Recruiting/developing/maintaining volunteer committees;
  • Working with community and labor allies;
  • Coordinating actions such as leafleting, delegations and marches.


Initial location is Baltimore, but position may move in the future.

Benefits

Excellent benefits including retirement benefits and full-paid family medical that includes dental

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

http://jobs.unitehere.org/

When applying, please be prepared to upload resume, cover letter and writing sample, and to provide three references.


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