Union Organizer — Northern and Southern California


About the Job


Emeryville, CA and Glendale, CA

Job Description

National Union of Healthcare Workers The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) is searching for a union organizer to lead workers in forming a union in their workplaces. The successful candidate for this position will be a talented, hard-working individual committed to building a powerful and democratic union, with organizing experience, preferably in labor, and be values-driven, self-motivated, and resourceful.

About the New Organizing Department

The New Organizing team fields inquiries from healthcare workers who are not yet unionized, then helps those workers to build winning campaigns that in turn set them up to win life-transforming contracts. Staff who work on this team must be patient, adaptable and energized by fast-moving, worker-led campaigns. A New Organizing team member may be assigned to work on external or internal organizing campaigns and may report to the director or a designated lead.


  • Ability to motivate and lead workers in struggle
  • Fluency in Spanish and English preferred
  • Effective communication skills – listening, spoken and written
  • Capacity to establish and cultivate relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Two year minimum experience in labor organizing or relevant field of organizing
  • Formal and informal negotiating skills preferred
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Gmail, Word, Excel, and use of the Internet
  • Willingness to work long hours, including evenings and weekends

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: $59,000-103,000
  • $6,000 auto allowance
  • Employer-paid medical and dental benefits for employee and family
  • Life insurance for employee
  • Holidays, sick leave, vacation
  • HRA and FSA plans
  • 401(k) with 14% 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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