Construction Worker Organizer - CTUL

Construction Worker Organizer with CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha)

CTUL seeks to hire two organizers to organize with Construction Workers in the Twin Cities metro area.
These positions require the ability to work independently and with a team. Please submit your resume,
cover letter, and three references to ruth@ctul.net. Applications will be accepted until 6:00pm
Sunday September 29th, 2019.

CTUL’s Mission
CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for
a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. We partner with other organizations and leaders to
build a movement to win racial, gender and economic justice. We identify the root causes of injustice and
work to shift the balance of power between those who have it and those who don’t to improve the lives of
our communities for present and future generations.

Program Description;
This program focuses on leadership development to build power with non-union construction workers
across the Twin Cities to end wage theft in the industry and create structures in which workers can have a
voice on the job. To accomplish this, there is an intensive focus on base building and leadership
development.

Position Description:
This is a full-time, salaried position organizing construction workers. This work will be carried out in the
community and at workers’ homes and workplaces to organize workers to join a movement fighting for
fair wages and working conditions for themselves and others. This includes meeting new workers,
identifying potential leaders, and developing leadership to build power in their workplace and in their
communities. It also includes supporting workers who are experiencing wage theft at work to
communicate with employers to win back stolen wages and highlight their victories.

General Requirements:
Have a passion for organizing workers
Always do the work with the goal of advancing CTUL’s mission
Be able to go outside of your comfort zone and push workers outside of theirs
Take initiative to develop your own leadership to complete your goals and expectations
Responsible and dependable
Previous experience working in construction highly desired
Have a car and be comfortable driving
Have a flexible schedule, including some early mornings, nights and weekends
Written and spoken Spanish skills required. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
Previous organizing experience is helpful but NOT necessary if you are motivated and willing to learn

Primary Responsibilities:
Construction Worker organizer (90% of work)
Find new workers at work and at their homes
Set up 1-1 meetings with workers identified at work and through other contacts
Listen and understand the interests of each worker in your area
Identify potential leaders
Motivate and agitate workers to fight
Be persistent obtaining commitments from workers
Get workers to take action, take risks in confronting their boss
Develop meeting agendas and facilitate meetings to engage construction workers

Build CTUL’s membership and collect membership contributions
Meet and communicate regularly with team to evaluate and improve work
Participate in creating new strategic ideas on how to engage workers
Participate in and lead direct action
Report on organizing activities to your team and the organization

CTUL general support (10% of time)
Perform tasks as part of the team that develop leadership with all workers in CTUL’s base
Support other organizers when necessary for organizational goals
Be part of raising money to support the organization

Salary & Benefits:
● $40,000 yearly salary starting, with raise after the 1 st year
● Cost of living increase every calendar year
● Low cost Medical and Dental Insurance
● 3 weeks paid vacation per year
● 12 paid sick days per year
● + more
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Ruth Schultz at ruth@ctul.net
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply