District 1199 SEIU is a bold, democratic Union with a long activist tradition. In his remarks at 1199’s Salute to Freedom in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr stated “Local 1199 represents the authentic conscience of the labor movement.” Over the past 25 years, we have used strategic campaigns and direct action to form unions, win significant victories for employees, and demand improvements for sick, elderly, and needy patients in nursing homes, state direct care and mental health facilities, hospitals, and other health care centers. In recent years, we’ve won a $15/hour standard for thousands of low-wage workers through militant direct-action campaigns, fought racism on the job, campaigned for progressive policy in the state legislature, and engaged in the community around a variety of social justice issues.
The majority of our members and staff are women, people of color, and/or immigrants. A key guiding principle of our Union is to facilitate and stimulate the broadest possible rank and file participation in the formulation and execution of the program of the Union. Holding with these principles, 1199 organizers work to activate and develop a diverse body of leaders to use their collective power to demand respect and improve conditions in the workplace.
In these challenging times, when so much wealth and power is concentrated in the hands of so few, we believe it is more important than ever to unite health care workers and the working class as a whole together with the broader political and social justice movement to achieve respect and dignity, economic and racial equality on the job and in our communities.
Thank you for your interest in working for SEIU 1199 New England. We are looking for talented, dedicated people in the following position(s):
Health Care Union Membership Organizer (Connecticut)
Lead Membership Organizer (Connecticut)
Health Care Union Membership Organizer (Rhode Island)
Union Organizer—New Organizing (Connecticut)
District 1199 SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, LGBT people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resumé to:
77 Huyshope Avenue, Hartford CT 06106