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UNITE HERE

Union Campaign Researcher - UNITE HERE

UNITE HERE


Description
The Campaign Researcher will conduct industry, corporate and political research, analyze information for strategic opportunities, and develop and carry out campaigns that support winning justice for low wage, primarily immigrant workers in the food service industry. Our campaigns both organize non-union service sector workers, and secure improved standards for existing union members.

UNITE HERE is a progressive labor union, fighting for dignity, living wages and affordable health care for low wage hospitality workers. Our 270,000 members work primarily in food service, hotels, casinos and gaming. Through organizing and winning good contracts, UNITE HERE members have made hundreds of thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs. UNITE HERE boasts a diverse membership - largely Latino and Asian immigrants and African Americans - with a majority being women. For more information: www.unitehere.org.

Responsibilities:
Conduct local and field research on companies and the food service industry; Communicate with a wide variety of players in the food service industry, including workers, community organizations, company officials, and other key players; Develop expertise in the food service industry, as well as other industries and topics as needed; Develop and carry out campaign strategies and tactics; Assist other union staff and leaders in moving campaigns forward, including organizing allies; Travel frequently, primarily on the East Coast.

Qualifications:
Experience moving campaigns (e.g. as research campaigner, community organizer, boycott organizer, or worker organizer); Commitment to fighting for workers' rights; Research experience in campaign context; Excellent attention to detail; Excellent writing and communication skills; Good analytical skills; Willingness to travel and to work long and sometimes irregular hours and relocate as necessary; Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines.

How TO APPLY:
Complete on-line application at: http://jobs.unitehere.org/analystapp.php.


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