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SEIU Local 26 is Minnesota’s Property Services Union. We are janitors, security officers and window cleaners, more than 6,000 strong in the Twin Cities metro area. Across North America, SEIU unites 225,000 members in property services.

The Service Employees International Union is an organization of 2 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and families and creating a more just and humane society.

 

Internal Organizer- Janitorial – JOB OPENING

Background:

SEIU local 26 is a dynamic local of over 8000 janitors and security officers in Minnesota, the people who clean and protect some of largest corporate headquarters in the world and who have a proud history of militant fights for social and economic justice.

  • Local 26 members were some of the first security officers in the country to go on strike and engaged in acts of strategic civil disobedience to win their last contract, and struck again in 2013 to raise standards within their industry across 2000 suburban and downtown officers.
  • In 2009 the janitors of the union, a multilingual bargaining unit made up of Latin American, East African, and American-born workers, created an alliance with the Sierra Club and other environmentalist allies and, narrowly averting a strike, won a groundbreaking contract that included some of the first Green Cleaning language in the country.
  • Local 26 led campaigns to hold Chipotle accountable for its treatment of immigrant workers, resulting in Chipotle becoming one of the first Major US companies to come out publicly for progressive comprehensive immigration.

Description:

This internal organizer will be a part of a team of internal organizers for our union.  The position will coordinate and help to develop strategy and program for the janitorial sector of 4500 members within the Local, including enforcement of the existing contract and the fight for the next one.  May supervise brigades (members on short term leaves of absence).  Worksite organizing experience with low income, diverse workers, and computer skills, highly recommended. (more…)

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Internal Organizer- Security – JOB OPENING

Background:

SEIU local 26 is a dynamic local of over 8000 janitors and security officers in Minnesota, the people who clean and protect some of largest corporate headquarters in the world and who have a proud history of militant fights for social and economic justice.

  • Local 26 members were some of the first security officers in the country to go on strike and engaged in acts of strategic civil disobedience to win their last contract, and struck again in 2013 to raise standards within their industry across 2000 suburban and downtown officers.
  • In 2009 the janitors of the union, a multilingual bargaining unit made up of Latin American, East African, and American-born workers, created an alliance with the Sierra Club and other environmentalist allies and, narrowly averting a strike, won a groundbreaking contract that included some of the first Green Cleaning language in the country.
  • Local 26 led campaigns to hold Chipotle accountable for its treatment of immigrant workers, resulting in Chipotle becoming one of the first Major US companies to come out publicly for progressive comprehensive immigration.

Description:

This internal organizer will be a part of a team of internal organizers for our union.  The position will coordinate and help to develop strategy and program for the security sector of 2000 members within the Local, including enforcement of the existing contract and the fight for the next one.  May supervise brigades (members on short term leaves of absence).  Worksite organizing experience with low income, diverse workers, and computer skills, highly recommended. (more…)

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