Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We're Hiring

We're excited to announce we're accepting applications for two positions with Local 1500.

We are seeking applicants for a position on our Field Staff to assist in servicing Local 1500 members throughout the Local 1500 jurisdiction and are seeking applicants for a position at our Union Office in Westbury, NY.
This opportunity is being offered first to members and former members of UFCW Local 1500


Job title: Field Staff
Position location: New York Metropolitan Area
Start date: As soon as possible


The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500 is the largest grocery retail union in New York with over 20,000 members working in grocery stores, pharmacies, and other industry jobs. We are a committed to building a powerful union that fights for economic, political, and social justice in our workplaces and communities.

We are seeking a self-motivated, skilled and enthusiastic person to assist our Union Representatives team.

Principal duties and requirements:


  • Build one-on-one relationships with workers.
  • Lead, motivate and mobilize worksite leaders, stewards and members in internal and external organizing, politics, community alliance building and other union activities.
  • Motivate individual workers and groups of workers to take action.
  • Engage workers in broader union efforts to bring pressure to bear on industry sectors.
  • Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences is required.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work long hours, early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Evenings and weekends are required
  • Must have a reliable insured car and valid driver's license.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Basic writing and computer skills, general knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Preferably live centrally within Local 1500’s jurisdiction.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Labor, political, or community activism/organizing experience preferred.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with staff and member leaders, working in a team environment.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop worksite leaders and stewards.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication networks in worksites.
  • Manage working relationships with member leaders, stewards, and grievants.
  • Fills out and processes forms and documents in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Bilingual speaking (Spanish) is preferred.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and credibility with diverse demographic groups, as well as with professional, technical, administrative and service workers.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to listen actively and articulate issues.
  • Ability to work long hours as necessary or travel frequently or as needed.
  • Valid driver's license, car and insurance.


This position offers a competitive salary, full benefit package, commensurate with experience. 


To apply:

E-mail cover letter and resume with subject line of the job which you are applying for ("Field Staff") to No mail applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position will remain open until filled.

The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1500 is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, people of color and other members of underrepresented groups who will contribute to the diversity of our staff.


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