Join our dedicated organizing team to build a movement of workers in the Chicago area!  We are seeking an Organizer for UNITE HERE Local 1 in Chicago who will identify, recruit, develop and train worker leaders, build active worker organizing committees, and work with local union teams to win representation and contract fights. Our union is a leader in battles for workers’ rights, immigration reform, living wages, and quality jobs in Chicago, and many cities throughout North America.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and develop worker-leaders through one-on-one communication
  • Build and maintain worker committees
  • Organize and lead worker committee meetings
  • Help to organize and run large actions such as picket lines and civil disobedience
  • Perform administrative tasks necessary for worker organizing such as maintaining database, producing materials and correspondence

Desired Qualifications:

  • One year organizing experience
  • Valid driver’s license and own car
  • Dedication to social and economic justice, and specifically to building a strong labor movement
  • Organizing experience, particularly in building unity within a diverse group, and inspiring others to take action
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment within the context of an overall plan and structure
  • Excellent communication skills in one-on-one and group settings
  • Willing and able to travel to appropriate work sites, and to work long and irregular work hours
  • Spanish and English fluency

To Apply
Please send résumé and cover letter to: [email protected].

Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNITE HERE Local 1 is an equal opportunity employer and gives equal consideration to all applicants without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.