Are you interested in a career in the labor movement or progressive organizing? Are you an on-campus organizer or activist? Do you think you have what it takes to support worker leaders taking bold action to win economic and social justice at their workplaces and beyond?
The 32BJ New Organizer Training Program formerly known as the Summer Brigade program offers a unique opportunity for aspiring organizers to learn the basics of workers organizing and about how the labor movement works. The program offers hands-on organizing experience through campaign field work, moving workers to take action, winning change as well as combined regular labor history and skill building workshops.
Participants in the program will build skills in: conversations with low-wage workers at home and in the workplace about the power of a union; identifying workplace leaders; mapping a workplace; mobilizing workers to take action; supporting and planning protests, demonstrations, and actions. The new organizer training program will put your skills into action in our following locations: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Florida, Philadelphia and the Washington DC area. Strengthen and develop your skills for campaigns of all kinds!
Successful participants may be invited to our job-track Organizing Fellowship program upon completion of this program.
About SEIU 32BJ:
With 163,000 members SEIU 32BJ is the largest union representing property service workers in the country. Our members have fought for and achieved high standards for private and public sector property service workers, and we continue to fight for higher standards for thousands of unorganized workers.
SEIU 32BJ is growing quickly by organizing workers who are fighting for a living wage, affordable healthcare, respect, and a voice in their future. We are committed to transforming the lives of janitors, security officers, commercial and residential cleaners, food service and other service workers. Our aggressive campaigns support workers who are fighting to win power by building a union in their workplace.
- Have prior organizing experience
- Interested in a career in union organizing
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice
- Willing and able to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary
- Sharp communication and written skills
- If in college, must be a graduating senior
Compensation and Details:
The program will run several times throughout the year. The duration for each session is 12 weeks. The next training program will be held from September 18 – December 8, 2017. Participants are required to participate in the whole program. Participants are provided with $525 per week stipend and a travel allowance. Costs for relocating and housing are not offered. Please check our website (www.seiu32bj.org) regularly for additional program dates.
This application deadline for the September 18th program is July 21st. Any late submissions will be held for the next program dates.