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21 Oct 2021

Full-Time Organizer

United Domestic Workers of America – Posted by UDWA Santa Ana, California, United States

Job Description

UDWA Job Description

UDWA Overview:

United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA) Care Providers Union/AFSCME Local 3930 is a statewide labor union that represents more than 140,000 home care and childcare providers in 45 counties in California.  Founded in 1979, UDWA is a diverse, progressive labor organization that seeks dynamic, committed individuals who will support our members and those for whom they care locally, statewide and at the national level.

United Domestic Workers of America is one of California’s largest unions of home care and childcare providers and consistently supported and led in our community’s social justice initiatives including racial justice, income inequality and affordable health for all. We are committed to respect and dignity for Californians with disabilities, the sick, and the elderly. Fair pay and respect for home care and childcare providers and full funding for life-saving programs like In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). For more information about United Domestic Workers of America (UDWA), please visit our website at

Job Information:

Job Title:  Organizer

Job Type: Exempt

Department: Child Care Providers United

Reports to: Assistant Director of CCPU

Schedule:  Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM (subject to change)

Job Location:  Southern California (Riverside, Orange County, San Diego)

Salary:  $58,240/year to $62,400/year (depending on experience)

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director, and the Assistant Director of CCPU, the Organizer drives the organizing and field plan of the Local Union.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Solicit union membership through weekly Orientations, House Visits, Area Information Meetings, Membership Meetings, and New Member Recruitment Appointments & Special Events.
  • Develop organizing skills of member organizers.
  • Identify, recruit, train and develop union leaders.
  • Assist the Lead Organizer in developing and executing plans for campaigns, including but not limited to, budget issues, contract negotiations, worker safety, etc.
  • Develop various communication systems to effectively reach members and providers.
  • Work to build coalitions with community groups and organizations.
  • Maintain work files and comply with administrative reporting.
  • Mobilize, turnout and engage membership.
  • Mobilize workers around worksite issues, politics, public policy, and other issues affecting the lives of workers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge of labor rights & contract language, and the ability to learn these quickly.
  • Work effectively in team settings, as well as independently.
  • Effectively prioritize and multi-task assignments and responsibilities.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel and ability to accept temporary assignments within statewide regions.
  • Must comply with UDWA’s Driver Policy.

Preferred Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Extensive union or comparable organizing experience

Preferred Bilingual Language(s) in either:

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Tagalog
  • Russian
  • Assyrian


  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance that covers business driving, and an automobile for business use.
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours, often including nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to travel.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

United Domestic Workers of America has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, our employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

Employee Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life / AD&D
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Vacation Benefits
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Day (8hrs)
  • 13+ Paid Holidays

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.   While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily exposed to an office-type environment. The employee will frequently work on or around office equipment and furniture. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. The employee will frequently work with deadlines under pressure and will occasionally be required to work alone. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor environment can include exposure to vehicles, moving mechanical parts; vibration; odors, fumes, gasses, smoke, dust, or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

UDWA is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant based on race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

Women, people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To Apply For This Position: Mail, email or fax a detailed resume, cover letter, a one-page writing sample and the name, job title, address, and phone number of three professional references to:   Email: In subject: Title of Position (applying for) Mail: UDWA/AFSCME Local 3930 c/o Human Resources 4855 Seminole Drive San Diego, CA  92115 Fax: (619) 640-9903 Attn:  Human Resources

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: field organizer, labor union, organizer, and social justice. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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