Worker Rights Organizer

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Title:

Worker Rights Organizer

Employment Type:

Full time

Location:

Seattle, WA

Salary:

$18-$20 an hour depending on experience.

Application Contact:

Applicants should send 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing their interest in this specific position. Send applications to veronique@casa-latina.org

Job Description:

The Worker Rights Enforcement Program Organizer will coordinate and implement outreach activities to meet the goals outlined in the 2017-2019 Latino Community Collaborative project as well as co-facilitate the Worker Defense Committee meetings and organize direct actions and strategies on wage claims cases.
 
Essential Duties
Outreach Activities
  1. Create and implement an outreach plan including but not limited to tabling at fairs, community events, flyering at worksites, restaurants and local businesses, and media
  2. Collaborate with existing partnerships as well as foster new relationships to maximize outreach
  3. Participate in regular progress meetings with the Latino Community Collaborative’s partners
  4. Track outreach data
Educational Activities
  1. Plan and conduct worker rights presentations with community groups, service providers, etc.
  2. Stay up-to-date on labor laws, changes, rule-making, campaigns, etc. so as to bring the most accurate information to the community
  3. Track reporting data
Organizing Activities
  1. Co-facilitate the Worker Defense Committee program’s evening meetings on a weekly, or biweekly basis
  2. Manage wage theft cases submitted through the program meetings, which includes:
    1. Labor rights consultations, and referrals
    2. Conducting intakes, interviews, case management
    3. Developing a plan of action that can include a demand letter, employer negotiations, and direct action strategies for recover unpaid wages
    4. Strategize direct actions and public campaigns in collaboration with the WREP Coordinator
And other similar functions as assigned.
 
Qualifications
  • Passion for Casa Latina’s mission and demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Experience working with members of the Latino low wage and/or day laborers community
  • Have experience in organizing low-wage workers
  • Strong self-initiative and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English
  • Basic Knowledge of
    • Microsoft Office programs
    • Popular Education style of teaching
    • Worker Rights in Washington State
  • Ability to facilitate meetings
  • Ability to communicate and work with a variety of people in group settings
  • Must provide own transportation for outreach and organizing activities (with mileage reimbursement)
Casa Latina
317 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2066862596
Web: www.casa-latina.org

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