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Union Organizer

Affiliate:
Child Care Providers United (CCPU)
Location:
(Remote) - San Francisco, CA 94102 / Bay Area
Salary:
Starts at $62,400/year (depending on experience)
Posting Date:
October 26, 2022

United Domestic Workers of America, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, is a statewide labor union that represents more than 150,000 home care and childcare providers in 45 counties throughout California. Founded in 1979, UDW is a diverse, progressive labor organization that seeks dynamic, committed individuals who will support our members and those for whom they care locally, statewide and at the national level. 

In 2019, Child Care Providers United California (CCPU) and United Domestic Workers of America (UDW) came together to fight for California’s kids.  As a team member of CCPU/UDW you will have the unique opportunity to impower Childcare providers in having a seat at the table with decision-makers in the childcare system, host our own meetings, prepare providers in becoming activist in their profession on a larger scale, and guide providers to become leaders in their childcare union.

UDW and CCPU are California’s largest unions of home care and childcare providers and consistently supported and led our community’s social justice initiatives including racial justice, income inequality and affordable health care for all. We are committed to respect and dignity for Californians with disabilities, families, children, the sick, and the elderly. We fight for better working conditions collectively and fair pay and better benefits for home care and childcare providers and full funding for the programs and benefits these providers need. For more information about United Domestic Workers of America (UDW), please visit our website at http://www.udwa.org/

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Directors of CCPU, the Organizer is responsible for recruiting and organizing workers into the union, as well as helping to maintain union membership by resolving member grievances and other issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solicit union membership through weekly Orientations, House Visits, Area Information Meetings, Membership Meetings, and New Member Recruitment Appointments & Special Events.
  • Develop organizing skills of member organizers.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop union leaders.
  • Assist leadership team in developing and executing plans for campaigns, including but not limited to, budget issues, contract negotiations, worker safety, etc.
  • Develop various communication systems to effectively reach members and providers.
  • Work to build coalitions with community groups and organizations.
  • Maintain work files and comply with administrative reporting.
  • Mobilize, turnout and engage membership.
  • Mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of labor rights & contract language, and the ability to learn these quickly. 
  • Work effectively in team settings, as well as independently.
  • Effectively prioritize and multi-task assignments and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel and ability to accept temporary assignments within statewide regions.
  • Must comply with UDWA’s Driver Policy.

Preferred Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Extensive union or comparable organizing experience

Preferred Bilingual Language(s) in either:

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Tagalog
  • Russian
  • Assyrian
  • Somali

Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

United Domestic Workers of America has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life / AD&D
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation Benefits
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Day (8hrs)
  • 13+ Paid Holiday

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.   While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily exposed to an office-type environment. The employee will frequently work on or around office equipment and furniture. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. The employee will frequently work with deadlines under pressure and will occasionally be required to work alone. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor environment can include exposure to vehicles, moving mechanical parts; vibration; odors, fumes, gasses, smoke, dust, or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions.