Category Archives: Labor and Community Job Opportunities


UNITE HERE Seeks Campaign Researchers

Local and International Union Positions

These Campaign Researchers will conduct industry, corporate, customer, and political research, analyze information for strategic opportunities, and develop and carry out campaigns focused on winning justice for low wage, primarily immigrant workers. Our campaigns both organize non-union workers, and secure improved standards for existing union members.

Locations: Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Oakland, CA, Philadelphia, PA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, D.C
For more information (including how to apply):

UNITE HERE is a progressive labor union, fighting for dignity, living wages and affordable health care for low wage workers. UNITE HERE represents approximately 270,000 workers in the gaming, food service, hotels, textile, and industrial laundry industries throughout the United States and Canada.

UNITE HERE is known throughout the labor movement for deep investment in organizing and leadership development of workers, innovative and effective campaigns utilizing corporate campaign strategies, and mobilization of community allies to win justice in the service-sector (specifically, in hotels, gaming, and food service). Through organizing and winning good contracts, UNITE HERE members have made hundreds of thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs.

American Federation of Musicians Seeks Communications Coordinator

Position Description:

AFM Local 47 is the Los Angeles affiliate of the American Federation of Musicians, an international labor union of musicians across the United States and Canada. We are looking for a new full-time Communications Coordinator who will work directly with our Communications Director to assist with graphic design, website, social media pages, email newsletters, print and electronic communications, and photography.

The Communications Coordinator will fulfill graphic design and photography needs of all Local 47 publications and internal and external communications materials, including our monthly print publication Overture, bimonthly email newsletter The Local 47 Beat. Future long-term projects include building apps and developing a texting program for both member communications and internal communications.

We seek a candidate who not only knows media and new media, but also has good people skills and is a great communicator.


Graphic Design
Create and design graphics for internal (in-house forms, business cards, etc.) and external (brochures, advertisements, posters, banners, etc.) use. Required skills:
· Ability to create and/or format graphics for print and web.
· Excellent command of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign.
· Experience with branding, logo design, and advertisement creation.

Social Media
Be “the voice” of AFM Local 47 via web-based media. Required skills:
· Excellent command of Facebook/Twitter (using hashtags, accruing followers, etc.).
· Familiar with other realms of Social Media (LinkedIn, YouTube, apps, etc.).
· Knowledge of viral online marketing strategies.
· Ability to brainstorm and compile newsworthy items utilizing resources from Local 47, AFM, labor unions, and news outlets relating to musicians/union members in general.

Print Media
Assist the Communications Director with all outbound Local 47 print media, including big projects (monthly member newspaper Overture, annual Member Directory book, annual Wage Scale book, etc.) and miscellaneous smaller projects (advertisements, brochures, etc.). Required skills:
· Excellent written communication skills.
· Brainstorm and execute creative marketing campaigns, including web and print advertising and direct mail.

Email Blasts
Duties: Assist Communications Director to create and format material for bi-monthly email newsletter and various intermediate email campaigns using Mailchimp email client.
Required skills:
· Excellent command of English language and AP Style to write concise news items.
· Ability to design graphic elements on a tight deadline.

Website Maintenance
Regularly maintain and update existing website. Required skills:
· Strong command of Dreamweaver, WordPress, and using FTP.
· Basic HTML/CSS skills.
· Able to create fillable PDF forms using Adobe Acrobat Professional.
· Strong understanding of web and interactive design fundamentals.


· Must be technically experienced.
· Proficient in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Dreamweaver, basic HTML/CSS skills, and knowledgeable in using online media platforms (e.g. social media).
· Must have a strong command of AP Style.
· Degree in Graphic Design, Media or related field preferred.
· Minimum of 2 years professional experience with emphasis graphic design or marketing.
· Strong sense of good elements of design and layout skills.
· Creative problem-solving skills, versatile and energetic.
· Flexible, detailed and deadline-oriented having to juggle a multitude of projects under time constraints.
· Must enjoy working collaboratively as well as independently.
· Self-disciplined; ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

Salary: Commensurate with background, experience, and education.

Contact: Gary Lasley, Secretary/Treasurer, AFM Local 47
323.993.3160, gary.lasley<at>promusic47<dot>org

OCCORD Hiring for Multiple Positions – Orange County, CA

Founded as a community-labor alliance in 2005, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) combines community organizing, civic participation, strategic research, and advocacy to engage residents, workers, and stakeholders in local government decisions that impact economic opportunity, community health, and overall quality of life.

OCCORD is currently hiring for three openings. See links for details:

Job Announcement: Executive Director
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development seeks an executive director to lead a cutting edge social justice organization with a successful track record. We seek a highly qualified candidate that has demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice ready to take an organization to the next level.
Job Opportunity: Lead Organizer
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) seeks an experienced, committed lead organizer to take our coalition building, grassroots organizing, and civic participation programs to the next level.

Job Opportunity: Communications and Operations Coordinator
OCCORD is hiring a full-time Communications and Operations Coordinator to support campaigns, help raise our organization’s profile, and improve the operational efficiency of the office.

FULL-TIME ORGANIZERS with American Federation of Teachers – Multiple Locations

American Federation of Teachers
Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania


These are full-time positions for long-term project organizers to work on organizing campaigns located in the states mentioned above. Organizers are responsible for a variety of aspects of a campaign including building relationships with workers, developing issues-based organizing plans for assigned areas, and for recruiting and sustaining motivation of organizing committee members and activists. Union organizing experience preferred.


• Willing to work long and irregular hours
• Dedicated to social and economic justice, and public education
• In possession of an insured vehicle and valid driver’s license
• Able to work with individuals different from one’s self
• Experienced in community, student, labor, or environmental activism is a plus for organizer position
• Bilingual, especially Spanish/English, is a plus
Applicants must be flexible with regards to geography/be willing to relocate


• Organize and mobilize workers
• Attend daily and weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss progress and plan activities
• One-on-one visits, site visits, meetings, and other interaction with members and potential members
• Enter assessments and other data collected in a database on a weekly basis
• Occasionally, be assigned to other parts of the state or country as required
• Take direction from on daily and weekly activities to grow AFT membership and accomplish goals


Competitive salary and benefits.

Please submit a cover letter and resume at the following link –

University Council – American Federation of Teachers is Hiring In San Diego

The University Council – American Federation of Teachers is a statewide Council of nine Locals representing approximately 4,000 Librarians and Non-Senate Faculty (most of whom are Lecturers) at the University of California’s ten campuses and five medical centers.  We are currently seeking a: 

75% time Field Representative and 25% time Floater to support the UC San Diego campus.

(Contingent upon funding and the Harris vs. Quinn decision)


 Field Representative Responsibilities: The Field Representative will report to the statewide Executive Director, while working closely with the President of the UC San Diego Local 2034. The Field Representative will help build the San Diego campus-based Local 2034 and assist Local 2034 Union Officers with recruiting new members, organizing, contract enforcement (through formal contractual grievances and unfair labor practice charges, as well as informal mechanisms), and program development (e.g., coordinating events, political activity, and working on newsletters). 

 Additionally, the Field Representative will assist the Executive Director with a variety of tasks such as communicating information to the Local and maintaining a database of academic employees.

Floater Responsibilities: The Floater will report to the statewide Executive Director, while working closely with the Director of Communications and Education, the Field Representatives assigned to the other Locals, and the Executive Board. The Floater will obtain sufficient mastery of the Unit 17 Librarian and Unit 18 Non-Senate Faculty contracts to conduct steward trainings and mentoring stewards in both bargaining units and at all campuses, at all levels of proficiency. Additionally, the Floater will assist the Field Representatives at all campuses with meet and confer and meet and discuss negotiations about Local issues, and research to support Local or Statewide negotiations.

Desired Qualifications:

·     Experience in the labor movement and/or community organizing

·     Experience in higher education, optimally with librarians and non-tenure-track faculty

·     Experience handling grievances and/or unfair labor practices

·     Demonstrated ability to work independently in the context of a general plan

·     Good interpersonal and group communication skills

·     Good research, writing and computer skills

·     Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humor

Minimum Qualifications:

·     Bachelor’s degree or 5 years of experience as a Union staff person

·     Driver’s license

·     Proficient in using mac computers with PC and mac software. Knowledge of Gmail and other google applications a plus

 Starting Date: July 2014 (Contingent upon funding and the Harris vs. Quinn decision) 

Deadline for Application: June 15, 2014

Initial interviews: the week of June 16th through 20th

Salary: Pursuant to UFRE staff collective bargaining agreement; minimum full-time starting salary is currently $61,120 and maximum is $82,038. Salary placement will be commensurate with experience.

This position is exempt and requires travel and attendance at evening/weekend events. It includes employer paid health benefits, a 401(k), and 5 weeks paid vacation. 

 Please send a résumé, contact information for three references, and a cover letter via e-mail to:

Statewide Administrative Assistant

Katherine DeJesus