Researcher (Northern or Southern California)


About the Job


Emeryville, CA or Glendale, CA

Job Description

National Union of Healthcare Workers The National Union of Healthcare Workers is searching for a talented, hard-working individual committed to building a powerful and democratic union. The successful candidate for this position will be a creative thinker who is resourceful and hard-working. They will work as part of a team of researchers, organizers, and other staff on ongoing campaigns. The position works out of our Emeryville or Glendale office.

About the Research Department

The Research Department is composed of a team of full-time researchers who conduct industry analysis, strategy development, and campaigning to help win justice for healthcare workers and to improve the care of patients. Researchers work closely with NUHW’s members and staff as well as patient advocacy organizations, policymakers, government regulators, journalists, and others.


  • Research companies using a wide variety of sources, including databases, on-line sources and informational interviews with union, industry, and financial sources.
  • Develop and implement campaign strategy and tactics.
  • Communicate with various audiences (e.g., caregivers, patients, regulators, the public).
  • Work with NUHW’s members, organizers, patients, advocacy organizations, elected officials, and government agencies.
  • Manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines and thrive in fast-changing circumstances where it will be necessary to work independently and take initiative.



  • Commitment to fighting for workers' rights and activist experience.
  • BA degree or relevant research and/or organizing experience (labor, political or community).
  • Strong analytical skills (familiarity with business and/or finance is desired, though not required).
  • Strong quantitative, computer and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours.
  • Must have a cell phone with email capability.


  • Two years’ experience in a similar field of work.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary $59,000–$103,000
  • Employer paid medical and dental benefits for employee and family
  • FSA and HRA plans
  • Life insurance for employee
  • Holidays, sick leave, vacation
  • 401(k) with 14 percent employer contribution

About NUHW

The National Union of Healthcare Workers is helping revitalize the labor movement with its commitment to worker empowerment and democratic ideals.

Founded in 2009, we have grown to represent more than 15,000 mental health clinicians, nurses, nursing assistants, medical technicians, clerks, and service workers. NUHW members are leading the fight to improve patient care, raise living standards, and hold healthcare corporations accountable to their employees and the communities they serve. And NUHW-represented mental health clinicians are powerful advocates for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and enforcing mental health parity rules so that patients get the treatment they need when they need it.

Learn more about NUHW and its values.

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