September 2014

ULTCW E-Board Member Carmen Roberts opposes FLSA delay on MSNBC! #workersrights

BREAKING NEWS: Our E-Board Member, Carmen Roberts, appeared on MSNBC.com on Wednesday, October 1, at 8:30 AM, PST, in order to make it known why a delay in FLSA implementation is unacceptable to caregivers and should be unacceptable to all Americans of good conscience.

Watch the full interview here:

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MSNBC first reported on Friday that the Labor Department was thinking about holding off on the implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Home care workers tend to the elderly and people with disabilities in their homes, working long hours for low wages. Yet for years, home care workers have been denied FLSA protections. And for years, ULTCW and our allies have demanded that Congress or the Executive branch rectify this injustice.

Finally, last year the White House announced that as of 2015, home care workers would be covered under FLSA, the Great Depression-era law that established minimum wage and time-and-a-half overtime pay for hourly workers.

But just this last week, the federal Department of Labor announced it was considering delaying the implementation the long-awaited rule that would extend new workplace protections to home care workers.

The new rule guarantees minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, who have been been carved out of such basic provisions for decades. Yet the National Association of Medicaid Directors has asked that officials wait another year and a half to roll out the rule.

In addition, home care providers and industry groups have long opposed extending the wage standards to home care workers, arguing that it would raise costs on businesses and ultimately consumers. That opposition has not abated since the White House announced last year that the new rule would go into effect.

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice, an industry lobby, told its members last week that it had enlisted Sen. Mike Johanns (R) of Nebraska to try to pressure the Labor Department to sit on the rule. Nebraska is home to Home Instead Senior Care, a major home care provider that’s been among the rule’s more outspoken critics.

In a letter addressed to Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Monday, we at SEIU ULTCW, along more than 40 labor and advocacy groups expressed our alarm that officials might delay the new regulations and put the historic workplace victory that we fought so tirelessly for in jeopardy.

In our letter, we noted that New York and California are already moving ahead under the reforms, and that other states have begun tracking workers’ hours to account for the new overtime requirements.

The basic rights of two million home care workers — predominantly women and disproportionately women of color — once again hang in the balance, as President Obama’s Department of Labor appears at risk of faltering in the face of opposition. Home care workers have been waiting for years for basic labor protections that most working Americans already have. We won’t allow them to snatch them away at the last moment.

Some of those who object, have even openly admitted to ignoring the rule over the past year. A delay in FLSA implementation would reward this intransigence. And it would exacerbate regional discrepancies in worker pay, ensuring that poor working women of color remain poor in the states where they need the wage increase the most.

At this point, the Labor Department may be more concerned with the objections raised by state Medicaid programs, which ultimately pay the salaries of many home care workers. As the group claims that it doesn’t have the tools in place yet to comply with the requirements.

That said, the Labor Department has yet to announce any official delay in FLSA implementation.

In order to make sure that our voice is heard in the debate that now surrounds the Department of Labor, our E-Board Member, Carmen Roberts, will appear on MSNBC.com tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 1) at 8:30 AM, PST, in order to make it known why a delay in FLSA implementation is unacceptable to caregivers and should be unacceptable to all Americans of good conscience.

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Leading change or waiting for it? #PowerOfOurVote

working ppl make change

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Rachell Davis Celebrates 100th Birthday With Caregiver Maria Rodriguez

Rachell Davis - ULTCW
Born September 12, 1914, three years before the US entered World War I, and six years before the passage of the 19th Amendment recognized the equal voting rights of women, Oklahoma-born, Southland resident, Rachell Davis, celebrated her centennial in the City of Long Beach, surrounded by family, friends, and 75 members of the United Long Term Care Workers, the largest SEIU Local in the Golden State.

At the ripe age of 100, Mrs. Davis, remains an avid bowling enthusiast.  She began hammering the pocket and vanquishing splits in 1962.  An all-star in numerous bowling leagues over the decades, she racked up 55 trophies and plaques, as well as two high-scoring jackets, until two hip replacements forced her to slow down.  By her own admission, Mrs. Davis is “semi-retired,” but that doesn’t mean that she always shies away from the chance to show off her ability to dominate the lane, frame after frame.

Known for being sharp as a tack, Mrs. Davis, like many older Americans, and others who grapple with limited mobility as a result of illness or injury, began to suffer a decline once her freedom of movement declined.  The loss of her son, Paul, and her husband of 60 years, Virgil, also presented tremendous challenges, as grief and sadness of loss weighed heavy on her heart and mind as well.

Fortunately, Mrs. Davis returned and remains in good health thanks to the love of her three daughters, Rosie, Vivian, Debra, and Cheryl, her deep and abiding faith in God, and the caregiving of In-Home Supportive Services provider, Maria Rodriguez.

Although not a family member, Ms. Rodriguez’s bond with Mrs. Davis has been energizing and transformative.  Mrs. Davis, who had begun to lose the ability to hold a conversation, and was no longer able to care for herself, could have found herself in a convalescent home.  Instead, she is able to live in her own home. Mrs. Davis boasts a sense of independence thanks to Ms. Rodriguez, a skilled IHSS caregiver who attends to her physical and mental wellbeing, all while providing her with a safe home environment.

Ms. Rodriguez, and her peers at ULTCW, made arrangements to celebrate Mrs. Davis’ birthday with the pomp and circumstance it deserved. ULTCW Secretary-Treasurer, Kim Evon, helped host Mrs. Davis’ 100th birthday party at the union’s Long Beach office. A well-attended affair populated by her family, friends, and 75 ULTCW members. Before being presented with a special cake decorated with a photo-portrait of her made of icing, Ms. Davis was surprised by Council Representative, Willie Jones, who presented her with an official certificate of commendation from the City of Compton.

In an article published by the Women’s Senior League, Ms. Davis is quoted as saying, “I promised the Lord, if He kept me on my feet, I would stay in the streets telling His people about His son Jesus. I’m just a recycled teenager.”  After ten decades of life, Mrs. Davis now relies on Ms. Rodriguez to stay on her feet, but true to her word, she remains a presence on the streets inspiring everyone she meets, from Long Beach to Compton and Gardena, where her daughters live, to Pasadena, where she continues to worship at Everlasting Gospel SDA Church.

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Latino Heritage Month 2014

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Nursing Home Workers Picket Longwood! #WeNeedSickDays

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On Saturday, September 13, Region 6 Member Leaders and nursing home caregivers we joined by ULTCW Secretary-Treasurer Kim Evon, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, IHSS workers, as well as family and friends on an informational picket-line outside of Longwood Management’s Chino Valley facility.

Despite the record heat, nearly 200 put on purple shirts and walked the picket-line from 10 AM to 5 PM. With local media present and district politicians showing support through public statements and letters of support, workers spoke out against Longwood’s sick day policy which forces workers to come into work while injured or ill.

Ignoring the letter and spirit of AB 1522, that requires employers to provide three paid sick days a year or more, Longwood Management Corporation requires workers to miss 4 consecutive (unpaid) days of work before they can claim one (paid) sick day. Since work schedules can involve three days on and one off, this arrangement preserves Longwood Management Corporation’s ability to manipulate their way out of implementing a sick day policy in compliance with the new law, and in the best interests of workers and nursing home residents.

Region 6 Member Leaders and nursing home caregivers also carried picket signs asking for one Master Contract for all five Longwood Management Corporation facilities staffed by ULTCW members. At present the number of residents each caregiver is expected to look after, and the ratio of patients per skilled personnel varies by facility, as do the wages workers are paid for performing the exact same task.

Unsurprisingly, it is the facility where workers are paid the most competitive wages, and where the number of residents per caregiver, and patients per skilled personnel is the lowest that has received the highest Quality Care rating. Workers want to see all five facilities under the same Master Contract in order to make sure that all workers are paid competitive wages, and all residents are able to receive the highest quality care.

So far Longwood Management Corporation has failed to make progress on the issue of sick days and entering into a Master Contract with ULTCW during negotiations and their tone has been less than ideal. Should this continue Region 6 Member Leaders and nursing home caregivers have made clear that Actions will escalate.

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Media Advisory:

Contact: Scott Mann, scottm@seiu-ultcw.org, or 323. 333.4850
Unai Montes, unaim@seiu-ultcw.org, or 213.399.1068

Facebook.com/ULTCW #WeNeedSickDays Twitter @ultcw

 

Despite New State Law, Longwood Management Corporation Puts Residents and Staff at Risk by Denying Sick Days For Its Workers:

Nursing Home Caregivers from Five Southern California Facilities Join in Public Information Picket-Line Action

Pomona, CA – Certified Nurse Assistants, caregivers, aides, and nursing home workers currently employed in five facilities owned by Longwood Management Corporation (http://www.longwoodmgmt.com/) are bringing attention to Longwood’s shortsighted policies that put nursing home residents and staff at risk.

By denying CNAs, caregivers, aides, and other workers the ability to take one or more sick days, as needed, without endangering their pay or work schedule, Longwood is unnecessarily placing its residents and staff at risk, by exposing them to communicable diseases.

Despite the passage of AB 1522, requiring employers to provide a minimum of three paid sick days to workers who accrue enough hours, caregivers at all five Longwood facilities—Chino Valley, Laurel Wellness, Covina, InterCommunity, and Montrose—are being asked to agree to one paid sick day after having already missed four consecutive days of work as a result of illness or injury.

It’s no secret that those most susceptible to diseases and illnesses, like the flu, are our senior citizens – especially those in a facility setting. Without proper precautions and fair sick-leave policies in place that encourage staff not feeling well to take the necessary time off to recover, Longwood is increasing the risks that could result in deadly outcomes.

Speaking on behalf of their peers from the five facilities participating in the protest, Longwood staff members who interact with nursing home residents will form a public information picket-line to notify members of the press and community residents of Longwood Management Corporation’s willful disregard for the letter and spirit of the law.

 

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Job Posting: Senior Lead Organizer (San Bernadino/ Oakland)

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 caregivers in California and the second largest SEIU Local in the nation. Geographically, we live and work in fourteen different counties and we speak over nine languages.

Position Purpose:

Organizers help workers form, build, and grow our union; assist workers to negotiate and enforce their union contracts; mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers; develop rank-and-file leadership among workers; and carry out all other programs of the union in the field.

The role of the Senior Organizer is to provide leadership, direction and development to Internal or External Organizing staff as it relates to carrying out the vision, goals and respective campaigns of the union.  The Senior Organizer reports directly to the Deputy Member Strength Director or Member Strength Director, Deputy Organizing Director or Organizing Director.

Organizer Job Family:

Organizers with less than one year of experience, or who are unable to perform all of the job duties of an organizer in both assignments (internal and external) are initially hired into the Organizer in Training (OIT) job classification, for a one-year development position. At the end of the year, the OIT is either qualified as an Organizer or promoted to that job class, or will be released from employment.   The Senior Organizer position is the first level of staff management/supervision for the organizer job family. The next level in progression is Coordinator, Deputy Director and ultimately Division Director.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead staff in a way that motivates and inspire staff to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (i.e. politics, organizing, bargaining, etc.)
  • Ability to lead members in a way that motivates and inspires members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (i.e. politics, organizing, bargaining, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to demonstrate ULTCW’s 5 Core Values in her/his day-to-day work
  • Ability to frame issues and articulate organizational values and priorities
  • Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to organize his/her time and that of staff on his/her team
  • Ability to receive direction from and interact with his or her immediate supervisor when it becomes necessary
  • Ability to develop and carry out plans with sound independent judgment and minimum supervision
  • Ability to hold staff and members accountable to ULTCW 5 Core Values and the assigned work
  • Demonstrated understanding of the organizing model and how it can be used to empower members and insure superior outcomes in workers’ lives.
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing staff for new roles and responsibilities within the union and provide the support needed to be successful.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality staff and member experience including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining issues and human resource management principles, including ability to negotiate contracts
  • Ability to develop member leaders to deal with work based issues.
  • Sound organizational skills to assist staff in managing and prioritizing work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term staff and member development and capacity building   goals.
  •  Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office/Word, Power Point, Excel, databases and Internet.
  • Bilingual skills preferred
  • 4+ years of experience in union or community organizing and representation leading a team of at least two or more staff.
  • Proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use

Duties and 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. The Senior Organizer performs a wide range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall union program or a specific campaign.  Examples of those duties and responsibilities are listed below:

  1. Train and assist staff in identifying, recruiting, developing, and partnering with leaders to successfully implement the mission, goals and work of the union
  2. Coordinate, supervise and lead teams of staff and members in developing and implementing industry vision, programs, and campaigns
  3. Challenge staff and assist to embrace change in all aspects of their work
  4. Help develop and direct campaigns to resolve workplace issues.
  5. Assist staff/lead contract negotiations, campaigns and strikes
  6. Guide integration of politics, community relationships and organizing support into the daily work of staff
  7. Participate in and/or lead new organizing and political campaigns as needed
  8. Train, develop and hold staff accountable in all aspects of their work including the execution of disciplinary measures
  9. Evaluate staff; develop and implement staff development plans
  10. Cover for vacation and trouble shoot on particularly difficult staff assignments
  11. As part of supervisory team, contribute to organizational vision and manage the local’s strategic plans and campaigns
  12. Other duties as assigned
  13. Plan and run comprehensive organizing and contract campaigns, as assigned.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

Organizer II may report to a Senior Organizer (Internal and External), Coordinator (External), Deputy Director, Organizing (external) director, Member Strength (internal) director or local union officer, or other assigned supervisor. Supervision and direction can change on a campaign-by-campaign or project-by-project basis. Organizers are frequently expected to operate without day-to-day supervision, to develop their own work plans and goals, and to act with a great degree of discretion and independent judgment. Accordingly, they must be strong self-starters and have a commitment to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Physical Requirements:

Long and extended hours and travel is required. Work is generally performed out in the field with members and external constituents.

Expected Behavior:

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

  • High ethical standards
  • Train, develop, nurture and mentor all staff and members
  • Encourage team work and participation by all staff and members
  • Lead by example

Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.

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 and staff leaders.  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.

Location:

Oakland, CA

To Apply For This Position:

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

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

Fax:
Attn: Human Resources
(213) 368-0699

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

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Job Posting: Organizing Coordinator (Southern California)

Job Posting: Organizing Coordinator (Los Angeles, Southern California or Northern California), Growth
Department

Purpose:

To represent and assist the SEIU-ULTCW in achieving the  Organizing Program goals in the field;  to supervise, train and direct International Union staff, local union staff or special project staff under the supervision of the Organizing Director;  designs and implements organizing plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Organizing Coordinator performs a wide range of duties and responsibilities which may encompass many of those included in the Coordinator-in-Training job description.  In addition, the Organizing Coordinator will routinely:
  • Supervise, lead, assign, and evaluate staff including developing individual work plans with staff and overseeing their implantation and evaluation.  Administer corrective discipline including termination if necessary
  • Recruit, interview, and recommend hiring staff.
  • Formulates and administers organizing plans and campaigns, develops campaign budgets, oversees office administration.  Authorizes expenditures within the campaign budget.Mentors Organizing Coordinator-in-Training and staff  in organizing, training among staff as it relates to member organizing, new member organizing and coordinate multiple campaigns.

Qualifications:

The Organizing Coordinator position requires a high level of judgment, leadership, and commitment to the goals of SEIU and its leaders.  The Organizing Coordinator must be able to work independently with elected leaders in complex political and local union situations.  The Organizing Coordinator must have experience in all elements of an organizing campaign, including leading staff, staff supervision, planning, and budgeting.

Working Conditions:

The Organizing Coordinator must be available for  travel.  The position often requires temporary assignments away from home as well as long and irregular hours.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

The Organizing Coordinator I must be able to act and organize his/her time independently and report regularly to the Organizing Coordinator II and Regional Organizing Director.  The Organizing Coordinator I is supervised by an Organizing Coordinator II.  Overall supervision is exercised through the Regional Organizing Director.

Criteria for Evaluation:

Organizing Coordinators I will be evaluated for their success in carrying out the duties and responsibilities outlined above.  Special attention will be paid to their ability to train, motivate, and lead other staff, to plan and execute campaign goals and objectives, to report regularly on their activities, to work effectively with local leaders, and carry out required objectives in a professional manner in keeping with SEIU’s overall goals and expectations.

 

To apply send resume and cover letter:

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

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Job Posting: Political Coordinator (SGV- Ventura County and South Los Angeles)

Position:   Political Coordinator Statns: Exempt

Department:    External Affairs

 

Political Coordinator

ULTCW Job Description

 

Purpose:

 

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 spec{tIc 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 peiformed by employees in the class~fi cation)

 

•     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.

 

OUALIFICATIONS:

 

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 ofjustice 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:

 

•  High ethical standards

•  Train, develop, nurture and mentor members

•  Encourage team work and participation by staff and members

 

Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.

 

Physical Requirements:

 

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: Please send cover and resume to jobs@seiu-ultcw.org or carlaz@seiu-ultcw.org

 

 

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Job Posting: Education Coordinator – Bilingual (Chinese or Spanish)

Position: Education & Training Coordinator – Bilingual (Chinese, Spanish)

Status: Exempt

Department: Member Strength

EDUCATION AND TRAINING COORDINATOR

Job Description

Position Purpose:

Under the direction of the Education Director, the position is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of a 21st century member and staff training and education programs. The position is also responsible for working with the leadership to identify training and education needs and prepare member and staff training teams.

DUTIES AND 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.

*           Delivery of Programs and curricula: Design, develop and deliver 21st century curricula for members, staff and partners on a wide variety of topics aligned with the vision and goals of the local including, but not limited to, new member orientation, leadership development; member engagement; contract campaigns, train-the-trainer, communications, conducting meetings, industry programs and structures; working in teams; visioning; organization building/creating a new culture; coalition building; electoral issues and fundraising campaigns, etc.

*           Techniques: Utilize various techniques to create an environment for learning, build teamwork, and bring out the best in individuals.

*           Creativity: Challenge traditional union training and education materials with an eye towards creativity, multi-sensory experience and new techniques and curriculum.

*           Training Teams: Work with member and staff leadership to identify needs, provide opportunities for education at every level. Must develop “train the trainer” curriculum to expand our training resources.

*           Coalition Building: Identify and develop working partnerships within organized labor, the adult education community and community organizations to expand our resources

*           Administration: Maintain a calendar, which accurately documents past, present and future activities, visits, appointments in connection with work as training and education staff. Maintain accurate records, including activity reports.

  • Perform other duties as required to support the department and mission of the organization

QUALIFICATIONS:

•      Ability to work effectively as part of a team

•      Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

•      Excellent oral and written communication skills

•      Strong initiative and ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision.

•      Strong personal planning and time management skills

•      Ability to exercise discretion and good independent judgment

•      Ability to make effective use of union resources, technology and other available tools

•      Basic computer literacy on Windows-based computer programs in order to perform necessary campaign data management and administrative work (create spreadsheets, data reports, and various presentations).

•      At least two years experience in development and delivery of training and education programs for union members and staff is required.

•      At least three  years experience in labor or non-profit organizations related to social and economic causes. Related experience will be given consideration.

•      Willingness to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

•      Willingness and ability to travel

•      Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance with business coverage, and an automobile for business use.

Physical requirements:

Long and extended hours and travel is required. Work is generally performed out in the field with members, staff and external constituents.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

Education Coordinator may report to the Education Director, Organizing (external) director, Member Strength (internal) director or local union officer, other assigned supervisor. Supervision and direction often changes on a campaign-by-campaign or project-by-project basis. Education Coordinators are frequently expected to operate without day-to-day supervision, to develop their own work plans and goals, and to act with a great degree of discretion and independent judgment. Accordingly, they must be strong self-starters and have a commitment to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

To Apply: Please send in resume and cover letter to job@seiu-ultcw.org or carlaz@seiu-ultcw.org

 

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Job Posting: Organizer II (Oakland)

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 caregivers in California and the second largest SEIU Local in the nation. Geographically, we live and work in fourteen different counties and we speak over nine languages.

Position Purpose:

Organizers help workers form, build, and grow our union; assist workers to negotiate and enforce their union contracts; mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers; develop rank-and-file leadership among workers; and carry out all other programs of the union in the field. SEIU ULTCW organizers may be assigned to work as “internal” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are already in unions; or as “external” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are in the process of building a union for the first time.

Organizer Job Family:

Organizers help workers form, build, and grow our union; assist workers to negotiate and enforce their union contracts; mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers; develop rank-and-file leadership among workers; and carry out all other programs of the union in the field. SEIU ULTCW organizers may be assigned to work as “internal” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are already in unions; or as “external” organizers – working with and on behalf of workers who are in the process of building a union for the first time.

Duties and 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.

The Organizer II performs a wide range of duties, which may vary according to the needs of the overall union program or a specific campaign. Examples of those duties and responsibilities are listed below:
1. Train and assist staff in identifying, recruiting, developing, and partnering with leaders to successfully implement the mission, goals and work of the union
2. Coordinate teams of staff and members in developing and implementing industry vision, programs, and campaigns
3. Challenge staff and assist to embrace change in all aspects of their work
4. Help develop and direct campaigns to resolve workplace issues.
5. Assist staff/lead contract negotiations, campaigns and strikes
6. Guide integration of politics, community relationships and organizing support into the daily work of staff
7. Participate in and/or lead new organizing and political campaigns as needed
8. Train, develop and hold teams accountable to goals and outcomes
9. Develop staff and member leaders
10. Cover for vacation and trouble shoot on particularly difficult staff assignments
11. Contribute to organizational vision and manage the local’s strategic plans and campaigns
12. Plan and run comprehensive organizing and contract campaigns, as assigned
13. Perform other duties as required to support the department and mission of the organization.

Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experiences, abilities and skills required of an Organizer I and/or equivalent of 4 years of Organizer I experience
• Ability to lead staff in a way that motivates and inspire members to develop into leaders and participate in key union programs (i.e. politics, organizing, bargaining, etc.)
• Ability to demonstrate ULTCW’s 5 Core Values in his/her day-to-day work
• Ability to frame issues and articulate organizational values and priorities
• Ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team
• Sound organizational skills to assist staff in managing and prioritizing work subject to deadlines in a dynamic and changing environment, as an individual and as a member of a team
• Ability to receive direction from and interact with his or her immediate supervisor when it becomes necessary
• Ability to develop and carry out plans with sound independent judgment and minimum supervision
• Ability to take initiative and be creative in developing staff for new roles and responsibilities within the union and provide the support needed to be successful.
• Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality staff and member experience including the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Working knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining issues and human resource management principles.
• Demonstrated ability to formulate and deliver on short-term and long-term staff and member development and capacity building goals.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office/Word, Power Point, Excel, databases and Internet.
• Bilingual in Cantonese or Mandarin required.
• 4+ years of experience in union or community organizing and representation leading a team of at least two or more staff.
• Proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
• Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

Organizer II may report to a Senior Organizer (Internal and External), Coordinator (External), Deputy Director, Organizing (external) director, Member Strength (internal) director or local union officer, or other assigned supervisor. Supervision and direction can change on a campaign-by-campaign or project-by-project basis. Organizers are frequently expected to operate without day-to-day supervision, to develop their own work plans and goals, and to act with a great degree of discretion and independent judgment. Accordingly, they must be strong self-starters and have a commitment to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Physical Requirements:

Long and extended hours and travel is required. Work is generally performed out in the field with members and external constituents.

Location:

Oakland, CA

To Apply For This Position:

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

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

Fax:
Attn: Human Resources
(213) 368-0699

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

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