Workers’ Advocate

Published

06/14/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

3358 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco
CA
94110
United States

Description

Position Objective: This position negotiates and advocates for workers’ fair wages.

This position is part of a volunteer team that supports the operations of the worker center. It is directed to transforming the lives of low-wage immigrant workers at a personal level, in order to develop leaders who can promote the dignity of their work and transform the industries in which they work. This position has the following responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive and review wage-theft claims made by workers in a timely manner
  • Interview affected worker(s) to better understand the details of the claim
  • Contact employers involved in the claim to better understand their perspective on the matter
  • Act as a fair negotiator between employer and worker, advocating for fair wages
  • Document the case progress as conversations move forward
  • Follow up with employer and worker with negotiation outcomes so they take appropriate actions
  • Confirm with worker that both worker and employer have taken agreed actions
  • Make appropriate internal and external case referrals if/when needed
  • Document case outcome in a timely manner
  • Report cases statuses weekly at member meetings

Expected Commitment:

  • 2 hours per week in-person to report case status
  • 4 hours per week remotely to process claims

Desired Skills:

  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Commitment to social justice, specifically worker and immigrant rights
  • Compassionate and caring approach to supporting immigrant workers
  • High level of professionalism
  • Extremely organized and highly motivated

Benefits

  • Training Provided

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