TDU Seeks Full-Time Organizer

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is seeking an organizer to work out of our New York office on ongoing campaigns to transform our union, including a national campaign to elect new International Union leadership.

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Job Opening: Organizer, Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU)

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is a grassroots movement of Teamster members working to reform our union based on a vision of democratic participation and social justice.

We are seeking an organizer to work out of our New York office on ongoing campaigns to transform our union, including a national campaign to elect new International Union leadership.

In 2016, the TDU-backed candidate for International Union President won 49% of the vote. Last year, a TDU rank-and-file campaign united the majority of 250,000 UPS workers to reject a concessionary contract negotiated by the International Union.

Our movement is on the rise. We are organizing helping reformers run for local union office, recruiting and training grassroots activists, and preparing for the 2020-2021 International Union election campaign.

Organizing Responsibilities

  • Work on TDU organizing campaigns, including the 2020-2021 International Union election.
  • Develop activist leaders, build grassroots organization, help reformers run for local union office, and spread the reform movement.
  • Organize TDU meetings, educational workshops and trainings, regional TDU conferences and the national TDU Convention.

Qualifications

  • Previous organizing experience.
  • Commitment to building a progressive labor movement.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills. (Desktop publishing, website management and online organizing skills a plus.) 

Additional Qualifications

  • Willingness to work hard in a cooperative style.
  • Ability to organize with workers from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.
  • Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation/Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Health insurance.
  • Generous paid vacation.

Download a pdf of this job announcement.

Applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

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