Position: Full Time (40 hours) Servicing Representative/Organizer based out of Holyoke, MA with focus on Early Education and Higher Education.
Applicants must be a UAW member in good standing for at least one year prior to hire. We will not accept applicants that have not been a UAW member in good standing for one year.
Hours of work: Flexible full time work schedule (can be long & unpredictable based on needs of membership). This position will require frequent travel to Goddard College in Plainfield, VT.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
-Coordinating member-driven contract negotiations
-Working with members and stewards to administer and enforce contract, resolve disputes, process grievances, arbitrations and Unfair Labor Practices and using these as organizing opportunities
-Organizing and facilitating member trainings
-Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite leaders
-Participate in new shop organizing
-Conduct new member orientations
-Engage in internal member mobilization activities
-Organize workers to address worksite and economic justice issues through collective action
-Maintain regular and effective communication with workers
-Facilitate labor-management meetings in worksites
-Building and strengthening stewards networks
-Organize and participate in rallies, demonstrations, and meetings (including but not limited to: joint council meetings, stewards’ meetings, committee meetings, coalition meetings, etc)
-Participate in and recruit members to participate in legislative and electoral campaign activities
-Develop fliers, posters, buttons, slogans and other campaign related materials and items
-Help develop the Union’s message by talking to members, stewards and union leaders, and articulate this message among the membership at large
Skills and Qualities Preferred:
-Familiarity with the fields of early childhood education and higher education. (health and human services experience is a plus)
-Prior organizing experience
-Past union experience should include negotiating labor contracts, handling grievances and other informal adversarial hearings.
-Familiarity with labor and employment law
-Basic legal research experience
-“People-person” — Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and skill in word processing and excel
-Adaptable to different environments, neat appearance, accessibility to buildings varies
-Ability to work with and take direction from the Local President, Executive Board and Joint Council
-Self-motivated and able to work independently
-Patience, persistence and flexibility
-Enthusiasm and tact
-Fine tuned and attentive listening skills
-A properly insured, registered vehicle and a valid Drivers License is required
-Familiarity with teleconferencing technologies
-Spanish language skills useful
-Checking phone messages and returning calls
-Maintain mailing lists
-Draft memos and documents
-Keep e-board and joint council advised of any developments regarding potential problems, hot issues, and activities union needs to be involved in
-Computer literate: email, word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), internet usage
-Managing electronic lists, such as jurisdiction, members, campus managers, etc.
-Fax, photocopying, and filing
–Run errands pertaining to union activities
And other duties as assigned
Starting pay rate: $913/week with benefits
To be considered please submit a resume, cover letter and status of UAW membership to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Friday, March 10. We anticipate a start date of April 1 or sooner.