Construction Worker Organizer with CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha)
CTUL seeks to hire an organizer to organize with Construction Workers in the Twin Cities metro area. This position will require the ability to work independently. Please submit resume and cover letter by January 16th, 2019.
CTUL organizes low-wage workers from across the Twin Cities to develop leadership and educate one another to build power and lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in our workplaces. CTUL is an organization of workers and for workers, committed to securing fair working conditions for present and future generations.
This program focuses on leadership development to build power with non-union construction workers across the Twin Cities to end wage theft in the industry and create structures in which workers can have a voice on the job. To accomplish this, there is an intensive focus on base building and leadership development. This position will primarily focus on building a base of workers and mini-campaigns with workers who experience wage theft.
This is a full-time, salaried position organizing workers. This work will be carried out in the community and at workers’ homes and workplaces to organize workers to join a movement fighting for fair wages and working conditions for themselves and others. This includes meeting new workers, identifying potential leaders, and developing leadership to build power in their workplace and in their communities. It also includes supporting workers who are experiencing wage theft at work to communicate with employers to win back stolen wages and highlight their victories.
Previous experience working in construction highly desired
Have a passion for organizing workers
Always do the work with the goal of advancing CTUL’s mission
Be able to push workers outside of their comfort zone
Take initiative to develop your own leadership to complete your goals and expectations
Have a car and be comfortable driving
Have a flexible schedule, including some early mornings, nights and weekends
Spanish required. Bilingual helpful.
Previous organizing experience is helpful but NOT necessary if you are motivated and willing to learn
Construction Worker organizer (90% of work)
Find new workers at work and at their homes
Set up 1-1 meetings with workers identified at work, and through other contacts
Listen and understand the interests of each worker in your area
Motivate and agitate workers to fight
Be persistent obtaining commitments from workers
Identify potential leaders
Develop worker leadership
Get workers to take action including work stoppages/strikes
Develop meeting agendas and facilitate meetings to engage construction workers
Build CTUL’s membership and collect membership contributions
Meet regularly with team to evaluate and improve work
Participate in creating new strategic ideas on how to engage workers
Participate in and lead direct action
CTUL general support (10% of time)
Perform tasks as part of the team that develop leadership with all workers in CTUL’s base
Support other organizers when necessary for organizational goals
Be part of raising money to support the organization
Salary & Benefit
- $38,600 yearly salary starting, with increase after the 1st year
- Low cost Medical and Dental Insurance
- 3 weeks paid vacation per year
- 12 paid sick days per year
- + more
Please send resume and cover letter to Ruth Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply