Skip to main content

Organizer

Affiliate:
AFSCME Local 1004
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary:
Starts at $45,000
Posting Date:
September 07, 2021

This position is responsible for participating in all aspects of union organizing and operates independently while working under general supervision while carrying out assigned responsibilities. Performs all activities associated with union organizing to include assessing potential organizing targets, assessing workers, building/ maintaining worker lists, identifying and developing worker-leaders, creating organizing committees and making work site and home visits. Plans, campaigns, and implements the AFSCME Organizing Model to include targeting, pre-petition campaigns, election campaigns, card-check campaigns and first contract campaigns. As the public face of the union in organizing campaigns the Organizer must promote the vision of the union to the unorganized workers, union members, staff of affiliated unions and co-workers. Organizer must promote teamwork and be self-critical and receptive to ongoing feedback for successful development and growth in the Organizer profession.

DUTIES:

  • Understands and is proficient in all elements of the AFSCME Organizing Model.
  • Explores organizing targets to gather data and information, builds a list of workers, assesses interest, and maps out current and potential worksites for union organizing.
  • Conducts one-on-one organizing through home and work site visits to accurately assess and recruit supporters and leaders; guides their activities on behalf of the union and identifies attitudes of individual workers to be able to plan appropriate messaging/actions; models activities and appropriate behaviors to less-seasoned Organizers.
  • Develops and leads worker mobilizations; plans and conducts meetings with organizing committees and other workers in the organizing campaign including public speaking and conducting workshops.
  • Develops broad, representative organizing committees of worker-leaders, and trains and deploys them to move the campaign.
  • Contributes significantly to the development of the strategic campaign planning/message, incorporates campaign message into one-on-one communications; drafts and designs basic leaflets, newsletters, and other communications methods.
  • Writes field/work/turf plans to implement the overall organizing campaign and goals, and develops and implements strategies to counter anti-union campaigns.
  • Obtains, creates, and maintains relevant employee lists which may include input on, and operation of, computerized database systems.
  • Recruits volunteer organizers from within the AFSCME membership; works with local on Volunteer Member Organizers and contract campaigns.
  • Performs related work as required.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:

• High School diploma.
• A minimum of 6 months experience in union organizing; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills:

• Knowledge of union organizing practice and principles.
• Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
• Knowledge of anti-union employer tactics.
• Leadership and motivational skills.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Fluent bilingual skills are desirable.

Travel, Temporary Assignments, and Work Hours:

• Work will include travel and extended work hours.
• Valid driver's license required.

Send resume to:

AFSCME Local 1004
2261 S. Redwood Rd Suite K
West Valley City, UT 84015
info@afscmeutah1004.org
Fax: (801) 973-1683