May 2014

ULTCW Members in Ventura County Vote YES on Contract to raise wages!

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Ventura Adopts Agreement! #ConsumersRights #CaregiversRights #IncreaseWagesThrough2016

Ventura County members voted 407 to 8 in favor of adopting the tentative agreement with the Public Authority.

The contract will be presented to the Board for ratification on June 3, 2014.

Summary of Ventura County IHSS Contract Gains

Wages  & Benefits 

Wages:

  • Effective July 1st 2014, the hourly wage of all represented IHSS Providers covered by this Agreement shall be increased by $1.60 from $9.50 to $11.10 per hour.

 

  • Effective July 1st 2015, the hourly wage of all represented IHSS Providers covered by this Agreement shall be increased by $1.00 from $11.10 to $12.10 per hour.

 

  • Effective July 1st 2016, the hourly wage of all represented IHSS Providers covered by this Agreement shall be increased by $.40 from $12.10 to $12.50 per hour.

 

Benefits:

  • Health Care Coverage through the Affordable Care Act

 

Worker Voice

  • Mutual Respect language inclusive of all departments and administrators of the Public Authority, IHSS Program and the County.  This is to address Social Worker treatment to IHSS providers.
  • Union Rights- Union representation at Employee Orientations for 30 minutes.
  • Labor Management Committee language expanding the topics of discussion to training and transportation.
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Alameda County Demands Action!

Alameda County Demands County Supervisors Act! #NoRaiseIn6Years #NoContractSince2013

alameda ULTCWMore than 200 home care workers and their supporters rallied in Oakland, CA at the Alameda County Administration Building on the morning of May 27, 2014, to demand that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors take a more active role in their contract negotiations with the County.

“As home care providers, we care for Alameda County’s most vulnerable residents, helping them stay in their homes and live with dignity. Yet the county’s contract negotiator refuses to consider the same for us,” said home care workers and UTLCW Vice President Brenda Jackson.

The workers, represented by SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) have been working without a contract since September of last year and have not had a raise from their $11.50 hourly rate in six years.

“It’s no secret that it takes more than $11.50 an hour to cover basic expenses,” said UTLCW Secretary-Treasurer Kim Evon. “We need our elected representatives to wake up and tell the County’s negotiator that we need a decent wage increase so we, too, can live in dignity.”

After the rally, the workers and their supporters enterd the Board of Supervisors’ chambers to demand that the Board direct its negotiator to put a meaningful offer on the table.

Tiffanie Ramos, a home care provider who has been caring for her mother for six years, told the crowd “I couldn’t take another full-time job and leave my mom at home, unable to care for herself. I do this because I love my mother. Our expenses have gone up – gas, milk, bread. Yet I have had no raise in all the time I have been doing this work. I don’t expect to get rich. I just want to be able to care for my mom and make ends meet.” Tiffanie was among the workers who stayed at the Board meeting to share her views during the public comment portion of the meeting.

The next negotiating session is scheduled for June 17.

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SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) is California’s leading long term care organization dedicated to providing and protecting quality care for some of our most vulnerable residents. SEIU ULTCW represents 180,000 in-home care providers and nursing home workers throughout California, making it the largest union of long term care givers in California and the second largest SEIU local in the nation.

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Take Action: Use Your Phone Today to Say NO to Caps & Cuts! #EveryHourCounts #IHSS #Homecare

We’re calling on Governor Jerry Brown to do right by homecare providers, and care recipients, by rescinding the proposed cap to caregivers’hours that would interrupt continuity of care!  And by restoring the 7 percent cut to vital IHSS hours that would provide the care seniors and Californians with disabilities need.

Please call the Governor right away at (916) 445-2841, and tell him that IHSS is too important for too many, and needs his full support!  

On Wednesday, June 4,and Thursday, June 5, we will be in Sacramento to tell Governor Brown that we reject his May Revision of his state budget proposal for 2014-15.

We expect changes to the Governor’s previous versions of the budget, and therefore we will rally for two days, to draw attention to his short-sighted proposal to limit caregiver hours, and to shine a spotlight on the ongoing effects of deep cuts to clients’ hours of care made during the darkest years of California’s fiscal crisis.

Despite a projected $10 billion state budget surplus through 2017, the Governor is devaluing In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers, and the right to live with dignity. Californians with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, chronic illness, mental health challenges, and physical disabilities, require continuity of care in order to remain in their homes.

We can do better!

Last fall, President Obama’s Department of Labor extended the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to include IHSS caregivers, 90 percent of whom are women and 70 percent of whom are women of color. The proposed state budget for the coming year caps IHSS caregivers’ hours in order to deny them overtime pay and FLSA protections.  This cap would cause those caregivers to lose as much as 43 percent of their incomes, forcing them further into poverty.

When Governor Brown proposed his budget for 2014-2015, he said, “California, more than any other state, provides a very generous amount of funding to help poor families under Medi-Cal.” However, by failing to restore cuts made over the last several years, and choosing not to honor worker overtime, the Governor’s proposed budget says otherwise.

Please join us as we rally in front of the Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 5.

Tell Governor Jerry Brown and California’s legislature to do right by caregivers, and care recipients!

If you cannot join us at the rally, please call the Governor at (916) 445-2841, and tell him to rescind the proposed cap on caregivers’ hours, and restore the 7% cut to IHSS!  (Once you’re connected, select your preferred language, and then please select, “speak with a representative”).

ULTCW members needing more information on how to join the rally in Sacramento, should call the Member Action center at (877) 698-5829. Thank you!

 

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Take Action: Use your Facebook/Twitter account to say NO to caps & cuts! #EveryHourCounts #IHSS #homecare

Please add your support to our first ever Thunderclap campaign to help the voices of caregivers and care recipients go viral and trend all over social media!  <a href=https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/11948-say-no-to-homecare-caps-cuts?locale=en>Click here right away</a>!

On June 5, we will join thousands of caregivers, care recipients, seniors, Californians with disabilities, mental health advocates, healthcare access activists and supporters in Sacramento, so that we can tell Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature that we will not accept the proposed caps to caregiver hours, and we will not be silent until the 7% cut to In-Home Supportive Service is restored.

However, no matter how many thousands of us are in Sacramento there are hundreds of thousands more across the state that stand with us. In order to make their voices heard during the exact time we are in Sacramento, we have created a Thunderclap campaign. But signing up using your Facebook and/or Twitter account, you will be able to join the virtual march online, and make thousands of caregiver voices on the ground sound like tens or hundreds of thousands online.

Our Thunderclap campaign only works if we reach the minimum number of subscribers (or more):

Without the minimum number of participants nothing happens, with the number of participants required we can reach tens if not hundreds of thousands online!

And, what’s more, the Thunderclap is tied to the #EveryHourCounts online petition, so that when it goes live, the petition will start notifying the Governor and each member of the state legislature of each signature added electronically.

This means in addition to trending on social media, filling the Capitol grounds in Sacramento, and placing calls the Governor’s office from across the state, we will be consistently notifying all of our elected officials of our presence by email as well.

Please take 30 seconds to authorize a one-time Thunderclap post to their Facebook and/or Twitter accounts:  <a href=https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/11948-say-no-to-homecare-caps-cuts?locale=en>Click here right away</a>!

 

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Memorial Day #Honor #Service #Sacrifice #Valor #Dignity


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Memorial Day calls us to honor the women and men whose lives were lost while serving in uniform.  Whether lost in this generation, or fallen during times when America’s regiments were as segregated as her cities, these patriots who gave everything, believed in America’s promise, even when the status quo fell short of her potential.  The Tuskegee Airmen and the 442nd Infantry Regiment, for instance, didn’t fight because every American enjoyed equal rights and privileges in the 1940s.  They took up arms for love of country, and in defense of what Martin Luther King Jr. described as, “the promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.”  The inalienable right to live with dignity lies at the heart of each of their sacrifices.  Thanks to them, we are closer to a more perfect union with liberty and justice for all.

Diego Rincon, born in Colombia, enlisted because of the events of September 11, 2001.  He died at the age of 19 while manning an Army roadblock near Najaf, Iraq, when a suicide bomber posing as a taxi driver detonated a bomb.  Jose Garibay, born in Mexico, declared his intent to serve others as a police officer after giving back whatever he could as a Marine.  He was killed at 21 years of age in a firefight near An Nasiriya, Iraq, after a group of armed men feigned surrender to draw their targets closer.  Jose Gutierrez, born in Guatemala, orphaned at 8 years old, came to the US as an undocumented immigrant in 1997, and spent several years in the foster care system before he was allowed to enroll in the military.  He lost his life at 22 years old in a firefight near Umm Qasr, Iraq.  Thousands upon thousands of have given everything while serving in uniform.  Regardless of US citizenship their sacrifice is unparalleled.

This day of remembrance allows us to mourn the women and men who taught by heroic example; to reflect on the lessons of their unimpeachable valor.  With the arrival of each new day, these powerful memories fill the well of strength we need to act with the courage of our convictions.  By fighting for the rights of all who call America home, we are doing our part to continue the work of her late patriots.  It wasn’t long ago that caregivers sought one another out, and founded a union to give care providers a united voice powerful enough to bring dignity to long-term care workers and everyone in homecare and nursing homes.  Offering extremely low wages and interrupted continuity of care, both providers and consumers of care were being denied their inalienable right to live with dignity.  And while there have been many improvements since the formation of United Long-Term Care Workers, much work remains.

To make real the promise of quality jobs, quality healthcare, and quality of life, we’re fighting proposals to deny overtime to caregivers in California, and pushing to restore planned cuts to In-Home Supportive Services that are short-sighted and not needed.  We’re championing a socioeconomic justice movement driven by workers and community members in over 150 cities, committed to eradicating wage theft, preserving the right to organize, and raising the minimum wage for frontline employees at multinational fast food companies.  We’re raising our voices, and standing in solidarity with millions of undocumented and mixed-status families who need Congress to vote for reform right without delay, and for the White House to offer whatever relief it can to those facing family separation, and forced into the shadows by the broken immigration system now in place.  In the weeks to come, we will do all this and more.

Today, we devote our full attention to the sanctity of women and men bereft of life, but never of purpose.  It is right and just.  With their and our best intentions, only the greatest actions can come to pass.

 

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Today is the deadline! Register to vote online!

The deadline to register to vote in the June 3, 2014 Statewide Primary Election is today, Monday, May 19, 2014.

In order to vote in California you need to be (1) a US citizen, (2) a resident of California, (3) 18* or older on Election Day.  (*If you are 17 years-old, you can vote in the June 3 Primary Election, if you turn 18 on or before June 3).

Online voter registration is open until 11:59 PM tonight:

http://registertovote.ca.gov/

Online voter registration instructions and subsequent questions are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.

If you do not remember whether or not you are registered to vote from your current address, please check:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status/

Please remember that if you have moved to a new address since the last time you registered to vote, you must re-register to vote using your new address (http://registertovote.ca.gov/).  Otherwise, you may have to vote from your old polling place, or you may be asked to cast a provisional ballot.  To learn more, please visit:

http://smartvoter.org/voter/regvote_polls.html

If you prefer to register to vote using a paper voter registration form, please make sure you complete it and mail it in with today’s (May 19) postmark!  Paper registration forms are found at the following locations:

County Elections Offices (http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_d.htm)

Department of Motor Vehicles Offices (http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/fo/offices/toc_fo.htm)

Public Libraries (http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/docs/CaliforniaPublicLibraryDirectory.pdf)

US Post Offices (https://tools.usps.com/go/POLocatorAction!input.action)

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Take Action on Tuesday, May 13 to Protect Homecare from State Budget Cuts

We’re calling on Governor Jerry Brown to do right by homecare providers, and care recipients, by rescinding the proposed cap to caregivers’hours that would interrupt continuity of care!  And by restoring the 7 percent cut to vital IHSS hours that would provide the care seniors and Californians with disabilities need.

Please join us as we rally in front of the Reagan Building in Downtown Los Angeles, at 11:15 AM, on Tuesday, May 13.

What:  Rally to tell Governor Brown to Protect Care and Caregivers in California

When:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Where:  Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 South Spring Street, Downtown Los Angeles, 90013

If you cannot join us at the rally, please call the Governor at (916) 445-2841, and tell him that IHSS is too important for too many, and needs his full support!  

On Tuesday, May 13, Governor Brown is holding a press conference in Downtown L.A. and releasing the May Revision of his state budget proposal for 2014-15.

We expect no changes from the Governor’s previous version of the budget, and therefore we will rally from 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM, to draw attention to his short-sighted proposal to limit caregiver hours, and to shine a spotlight on the ongoing effects of deep cuts to clients’ hours of care made during the darkest years of California’s fiscal crisis.

Despite a projected $10 billion state budget surplus through 2017, the Governor is devaluing In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers, and the right to live with dignity. Californians with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, chronic illness, mental health challenges, and physical disabilities, require continuity of care in order to remain in their homes.

We can do better!

Last fall, President Obama’s Department of Labor extended the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to include IHSS caregivers, 90 percent of whom are women and 70 percent of whom are women of color. The proposed state budget for the coming year caps IHSS caregivers’ hours in order to deny them overtime pay and FLSA protections.  This cap would cause those caregivers to lose as much as 43 percent of their incomes, forcing them further into poverty.

When Governor Brown proposed his budget for 2014-2015, he said, “California, more than any other state, provides a very generous amount of funding to help poor families under Medi-Cal.” However, by failing to restore cuts made over the last several years, and choosing not to honor worker overtime, the Governor’s proposed budget says otherwise.

Please join us as we rally in front of the Reagan Building in Downtown Los Angeles, at 11:15 AM, on Tuesday, May 13.  Tell Governor Jerry Brown and California’s legislature to do right by caregivers, and care recipients!

If you cannot join us at the rally, please call the Governor at (916) 445-2841, and tell him to rescind the proposed cap on caregivers’ hours, and restore the 7% cut to IHSS!  (Once you’re connected, select your preferred language, and then please select, “speak with a representative”).

ULTCW members needing more information on how to attend the rally, should call the Member Action center at (877) 698-5829. Thank you!

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Why Do Caregivers Support Fast Food Workers? #FightFor15

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May 15 Take Action: Support Fast Food Workers #FastFoodGlobal

In order to win a livable wage for all low-wage workers, we need to creatively build a coalition that reflects the voices impacted the most, alongside grassroots leaders that understand the benefits to our local economy.

Fast food and retail industries have a profound impact on our regional economy and well-being.  For this reason, responsible corporations that ensure good jobs and a safe environment are essential.  Frontline fast food workers are coming together to demand better wages so they can afford their bills and support their families. The worldwide coalition of community and labor allies supporting them keeps growing.

Fast food workers have come together to fight for fair wages and the right to form a union.  Fast-Food corporations do not pay workers enough to support their families to cover basic needs such as, food, healthcare, rent and transportation.  These are billion-dollar companies that can afford to pay their workers better.  When workers are paid a living wage it will strengthen the economy.

SEIU ULTCW has been marching, sustaining picket lines, and joining delegations captained by the “Fight for 15 “campaign, since its inception.  (For example, here’s a day of action our members championed in October 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BqDjcqSrA8&feature=youtu.be).

Coordinated one-day strikes and protests are being orchestrated by fast food workers in more than 150 US cities—and across the globe in over three dozen countries—on Thursday, May 15.

Join frontline fast food workers, airport workers, carwash workers, long-term care workers, community leaders, and elected officials as we stand together in support of living wages and the right to organize!

Los Angeles, 1071 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, 90037, 5 AM

Los Angeles, 3036 Crenshaw Blvd. 90016, 12:30 PM

Oakland, 2520 E 12th St, 94601, 6 AM

Oakland, 1330 Jackson St, 94612, 11 AM

Sacramento, 1721 Howe Ave. 95825, 6 AM

Sacramento, 2293 Arden Way, 95825, 12 Noon

San Diego, 650 Gateway Center Dr. 92102, 5:30 AM

San Diego, 5950 Balboa Ave. 92111, 11 AM

Fast food workers around the country are drawing attention to the human and economic crisis caused by the proliferation of low-wage jobs in our economy. Now comes new evidence that large and profitable corporations are forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab for business practices that are squeezing small business franchisees and holding down workers’ wages.

►Low-wage jobs are taking their toll on working families and on the economy. Far too many working people in America are living in poverty, while corporate profits are at an all-time high and the nation’s top income earners are capturing a greater share of the nation’s wealth. Our economy depends on a thriving middle class and workers earning enough to maintain a basic level of consumer spending. When wages are too low, our economy stalls and everyone suffers the consequences.

►Most low-wage workers are employed by large corporations that can well afford to pay more. According to the National Employment Law Project, two thirds of all low-wage workers are employed by big retail, fast food, and other corporations (not small businesses), the vast majority of which are earning significant profits. In the fast food industry, those profits are increasingly coming directly out of the pockets of franchise owners and their employees. Many franchisees say they are paying more royalties, rent, and other fees to corporations and are left with lower margins and less money for workers’ wages.

►To make matters worse, the fast food corporations that are driving down wages also are forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab. A soon-to-be released study by researchers at UC-Berkeley will show that more than half of the nation’s fast food workers earn so little that they are unable to survive without some kind of public assistance program (such as food stamps or Medicaid). So while giant corporations pay low wages – like McDonald’s, for example, which last year earned profits of $5.5 billion on revenue of $27.6 billion – the consequences are born by workers and taxpayers alike.

►Extremists at every level of government who are attacking public assistance programs should be focusing on the real problem – corporations that pay too little. Contrary to what Tea Party Republicans say, most people who rely on public programs come from working households. In other words, they already have jobs – their jobs just don’t pay enough. The real solution is for large and profitable corporations to raise wages – so people who work earn enough to meet their basic needs for food, shelter, and health care.

►It’s time for large corporations to do right by workers and taxpayers and pay higher wages. Higher wages will give our economy a much-needed boost, increase consumer spending and create more jobs, reduce public costs, and put our nation on the path to greater prosperity for all.

 

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Job Posting: Staff Accountant With Collections Experience

Position:    Staff Accountant
Status:    Non-Exempt
Department:    Finance

Large labor union in DTLA has an open F/T position for a Junior Accountant with collections experience. Will work with proprietary database for input and reporting and MS office programs. MAS-90 experience preferred. Will also act as back-up in normal Finance Dept. duties (A/R, A/P, payroll, reporting) Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm, some O/T occasionally required. Great place to work, good pay, excellent benefits.

POSITION AND PURPOSE

This position is responsible for preparing and maintaining the annual audit binder which includes Employee Generated Costs for LM-2 reporting, coding and journalizing all credit card charges to the correct account, recording cash receipts, processing ULTCW payroll, maintaining the inter-company Due To / Due From for Home care Workers Training Center, and maintaining various schedules through out the year to facilitate year end audits and filings.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

1) Analyzes monthly Employee Generated Cost entries and reclassifies and necessary.
2) Performs reconciliation of Employment generated by Schedule 9 and 10 of the LM2 Report.
3) Prepares and maintains EGC/Salary spreadsheets for LM2 preparation.
4) Analyzes general ledger and prepares appropriate journal entries.
5) Assists in maintaining general ledger.
6) Maintains schedules for general ledger account reconciliation on a monthly basis.
7) Records cash receipts, including coding, posting and analyzing entries and balancing accounts.
8) Prepares reports and schedules for special funds or special projects, as needed.
9) Analyzes and journalizes credit card transactions.
10) Maintains reconciled schedule for Due To / Due From CUHW.
11) Maintains reconciled schedule for Due To / Due From Homecare Workers TC.
12) Maintains scheduled information for legal compliance reporting.
13) Gathers and maintains information for Agency Fee Payer Timesheets.
14) Performs internal audits and reconciliation of various accounts.
15) Posts the investment activity, including income, to the investment journal; makes investment journal entries for the general ledger.
16) Assists in preparation of the 1099 and W-2s on a yearly basis.
17) Assists with the implementation of suggested changes made by the auditor.
18) Assists the Controller and Lead Accountants with special projects.
19) Assists in maintaining records on leases, lease purchase agreements, and lease abstracts.
20) Serves as backup for the General Ledger Accountant position.
21) Assists in preparation of tax filings – 990s, LM2, personal property and sales tax.
22) Prepares accrual entries as needed.
23) Meets multiple deadlines.
24) Performs other duties as required to support the department and its mission.

OUALIFICATIONS:

BA or BS degree in accounting or equivalent preferred, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of full cycle accounting experience.

• Thorough knowledge of MSExcel and accounting software systems.
• Ability to prepare financial statements, perform reconciliations, and journal entries.
• Ability to operate 10-key by touch.
• Must have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
• Skilled in the use of personal computers using accounting, database, and spreadsheet software including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Union accounting experience, a plus, but not required.
• Test required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is generally performed in an office setting. Employees must recognize that working in the labor movement is tough, demanding work, which sometimes requires working long or irregular hours that may necessitate over time. Some travel may be required.

SCOPE AND NATURE OF SUPERVISION:

This position reports to the Lead Accountant, Controller or designee.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

Mail, e-mail or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, and phone number of three professional references to:

E-mail:
jobs@seiu-ultcw.org or carlaz@seiu-ultcw.org
In subject of email: Position Title of Position you are Applying for

Mail:
SEIU ULTCW
c/o Human Resources Attn: Human Resources
2910 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057

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Job Opening: Political Coordinator

SEIU ULTCW currently represents more than 180,000 long-term care and nursing home employees in ten counties around the state of California. We are a growing progressive organization and need to strengthen our political voice in the state of California to best serve our members.

The Political Coordinator is responsible for assisting in and coordinating activities broad range of program objectives based on empowering our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, and at the ballot box.

DUTIES & RESPONSBILITIES

(Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

  • Coordinate political field activities, lobby visits, phone banking and events for our policy, legislative and electoral participation campaigns at the city, state and federal level;
  • Mobilize and train new member leaders and activist for legislative and electoral activity;
  • Support contract and organizing campaigns, including rallies, press events and targeted employer activity;
  • Build the union’s capacity through COPE fundraising;
  • Assist with coordinating the union’s work with local labor and community allies
  • Establishing and maintaining relationship with elected officials and key elected staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Political Coordinator may come from a variety of other organizing and political experiences, including having had a political field or strategic position of another major not-for-profit organization, labor or political organization or as campaign consultant. It is imperative, wherever experience has been gained, that he/she posses the leadership, motivational skills to assist in uniting the organization around achieving a comprehensive set of political objectives.

  • Working knowledge of California political, electoral and legislative processes
  • Ability to engage, nurture and encourage a diverse membership.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a high-performance management team.
  • Ability to build relationships and work closely with elected officials.
  • Personal creativity and strategic vision with the ability to listen to others.
  • Strong demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Higher level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Skill in the use of computers to include Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Excel), and Internet.
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable
  • Opportunities for Growth and Development

SEIU ULTCW is committed to providing staff development opportunities and resources. It is recognized that the majority of an organizer’s skill development happens through on the job experience. These experiences will be a result of ULTCW’s pursuit of new and innovative ways to identify, grow and develop member leaders while growing and developing ULTCW staff. ULTCW is committed to becoming a leader in achieving both of these goals in pursuit of justice for all workers and ever-increasing member strength.

Opportunities for Growth and Development

SEIU ULTCW is committed to providing staff development opportunities and resources. It is recognized that the majority of an organizer’s skill development happens through on the job experience. These experiences will be a result of ULTCW’s pursuit of new and innovative ways to identify, grow and develop member leaders while growing and developing ULTCW staff. ULTCW is committed to becoming a leader in achieving both of these goals in pursuit of justice for all workers and ever-increasing member strength.

Expected Behavior

The Political Coordinator is expected to embrace, promote and demonstrate the organizations’ core values–Excellence, Diversity, Accountability, Transparency, Empowerment–which include but are not limited to:

  1. High ethical standards
  2. Train, develop, nurture and mentor members
  3. Encourage team work and participation by staff and members
  4. Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.
  5. Physical Requirements
  6. Work is generally performed in the field with members and outside constituents. Long and irregular hours required. Travel required.

Scope and Nature of Supervision

The Political Coordinator reports directly to the Political Director

To Apply For This Position

e-mail a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:

Jobs@seiu-ultcw.org or carlaz@seiu-ultcw.org

 

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