UAW 2865 (the Union of TAs, Readers, and Tutors) and UAW 5810 (the Union of Postdocs and Academic Researchers) are hiring temporary paid organizers to build union membership and participation in preparation for upcoming contract negotiations with UC. These are four-week positions at 15-20 hours per week (20 hours preferred), starting on Tuesday, January 19th.
UAW 2865 and UAW 5810 are looking for applicants who are passionate about social justice, detail oriented, committed to public higher education, and willing to have conversations about the importance of union membership and participation with academic workers from diverse backgrounds. No prior union experience is necessary.
This hands-on training program will include regular coaching by experienced union organizers. Organizers will learn how to:
- Sign up new members in union orientations and answer questions about benefits, rights, and protections in the union contract
- Conduct one-to-one organizing conversations over zoom and the phone, with a focus on building union capacity for mass collective actions such as majority-participation strike votes and strikes
- Identify and develop new union leaders
- Utilize and maintain membership lists
In the midst of a global pandemic and threats of austerity, academic workers need to participate in their unions now more than ever. Apply to be a union organizer today! Send a resume and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, but no later than December 11, 2020. Organizers will receive a salary of $2,038.77 to $2,718.36 over four weeks depending on the number of hours per week.
International students, women, people of color, LGBTQIA are all encouraged to apply. People who participate in this program may be considered for future organizer employment opportunities where needed.