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Organizer

Affiliate:
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Location:
Portland, Oregon
Posting Date:
January 22, 2021

Oregon AFSCME Council 75 represents over 25,000 workers statewide in both public and private sector and is one of the fastest growing unions in Oregon.  We provide excellent service and growth opportunities for our members and leadership with an emphasis on building power through solidarity.  We are interested in individuals who are committed to moving the Union forward through member empowerment.

OVERVIEW:

Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a union organizing campaign including building relationships with workers, home/worksite visits, and developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas based on the AFSCME organizing model.  

This job requires long and irregular hours, some weekend work, and occasional out-of-state travel for limited periods of time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Willing to work long and irregular hours.
  • Dedicated to social and economic justice.
  • Able to work with diverse individuals.
  • Experience in union or community organizing.
  • Demonstration of successful organizing campaigns and strategies.
  • Knowledge of union organizing practices and principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Leadership and motivational skills.
  • In possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify, recruit, and develop worksite leaders.
  • Develops broad, representative organizing committees of worksite leaders and train them to move organizing campaigns.
  • One-on-one visits, site visits, meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members.
  • Enter assessments and other data collected in a database.
  • Develops volunteer organizers and/or lost timers from within the AFSCME membership.
  •   Speaks before various groups of members, potential members, community organizations and issue/advocacy groups.
  • Knowledge of anti-union employer tactics.
  • Basic knowledge of labor laws, especially with respect to union organizing.
  • Uses knowledge of basic labor law such as FMLA, ADA, OSHA, Wage and Hour Laws, Workers Compensation and Fair Housing and Employment.
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities.
  • Accepts and applies feedback and constructive criticism from the supervisor.
  • Performs related work as required.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Experience working or organizing in the behavioral health or treatment industry desirable.  

Excellent pay and benefits.  Priority given to resumes and cover letters received by January 31,2021.

Send resumes and cover letter to:  kformella@oregonafscme.org