SEIU Healthcare Minnesota represents over 40,000 healthcare and long term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing home, and home care across Minnesota. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is dedicated to building an organization which advances social and economic justice through work on local, state, national and even global policy issues which affect our members; our patients, residents and clients; and our communities. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, long term care, and home care, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, uniting their strength with their counterparts around the state and world to help ensure that workers benefit from today’s global economy.
The Organizing Director oversees the local’s work related to external organizing activities. As part of the senior leadership team, the Director collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the strategic organizing plan for SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.
The Organizing Director at SEIU Healthcare Minnesota must carry out a variety of job functions that entail many different areas. An Organizing Director, besides managing the organizing department, is required to develop organizing strategies, organize the community to support SEIU Healthcare Minnesota’s organizing efforts, work closely with international organizing staff, and develop and maintain an SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Member Organizing Team. Any candidate must be willing to work long and irregular hours including weekends and evenings when called for. The Organizing Director must also be willing to travel with some overnight stays.
The Organizing Director shall be required to perform services in accordance with the needs of the Local and at such times and places as are necessary. The Organizing Director must have a dedication to improve the position of our members and strengthen the role of our Union in every venture. There must be a willingness to become educated in health care issues, and a desire to lead and inspire our member leaders and rank and file.
• Directs External Organizers in developing and executing the strategic organizing plan for the local including the design and implementation of leadership identification, recruitment, development, and training.
• The Organizing Director oversees and directs the work of all organizing staff, including the development and training of Organizing Committee members.
• Develops organizing campaigns for unrepresented facilities and sectors of workers and works closely with the leadership team members, International Union Division Director, and SEIU local union Organizing Directors when needed to ensure that the targets are aligned with SEIU and local union priorities.
• Develops uniform standards for review and evaluation of campaigns.
• Develops overall industry strategies and action-based campaigns that are industry specific and union-wide on issues that engage workers and members, that are opportunities to build the organization and that are aligned with industry and national objectives within SEIU.
• Ensures the tracking, reporting and analysis on all campaigns in their purview.
• Ensures the handling of elections are consistent with SEIU HCMN standards.
• Provides direction, staff development and disciplinary action (if needed) to staff in their department.
• Develops recommended budgets, allocates resources effectively and plans and implements program activities as appropriate.
• Coordinates with internal Directors to conduct surveys, job audits, investigation and related activities to and in development of Union policies, bargaining positions and development of effective representation programs consistent with internal industry standards and goals.
• Evaluates and initiates requests for ULPs and other third-party proceedings.
• Support and lead organizing staff in all organizing campaign needs.
• Makes organizing decisions in consultation with the designated leadership of Healthcare Minnesota; when to pass cards, file, pull petition, or when to go to hearing on all campaigns.
• Creates a strong community support base through organizing and communication systems; public speaking, leafleting, campaign newsletters and site visits.
• Identifies, recruits, and trains members for Healthcare Minnesota Member Organizing Team.
• High School Diploma or GED, Secondary Education preferred, or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
• A minimum of 2 years of experience leading large teams of organizing staff/members and demonstrated experience in developing and successfully executing large scale organizing campaigns.
• Demonstrated knowledge of unions, and labor law is preferred.
• Knowledge of workers, the workplace, labor, and political issues.
• Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to relate, establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
• An understanding of the labor movement and commitment to workers’ rights and social justice.
• Skilled at managing and meeting many and varying deadlines.
• Effective demonstrable oral, written and listening skills in English; bilingual skills highly desirable.
• Excellent analytical and judgment skills as demonstrable by the ability to assess information and evidence and act strategically.
• Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills showing flexibility as needed; adept at dealing with conflicting/changing priorities.
• Effective facilitating and organizing meeting skills.
• Experience organizing independently and as part of a team.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and a working automobile.
Qualified applicants should email a r sum , cover letter, and references to Chief of Staff, Luchelle Stevens at Luchelle.Stevens@seiuhcmn.org stating clearly that they are applying for the “Organizing Director” position. This position will remain open until filled. Interviews are on a rolling basis.
Members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota voted Monday to authorize ULP strike if Allina management continue to offer proposals that leave healthcare heroes feeling undervalued
Many members might not know this, but last October my family experienced a house fire. Everyone was ok, including the girls and all four of our pets. The fire department arrived quickly, and we know how much worse things would have been without their incredible response and help. However, the house saw extensive fire and smoke damage that resulted in us needing to move into temporary housing until the home could be repaired. Last week, we were very happy to be able to move home!
The experience, unfortunate as it was, has left me feeling incredible gratitude for the many blessings we have; for our family and neighbors, and for the first responders in my community. We received so much support from so many people. For the members and staff who knew what we were going through, thank you so much for the kind thoughts and words of encouragement. They were so very appreciated!
Last week, SEIU and MNA members came together to picket for safe staffing at Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul! The joint picketing efforts were intended to highlight the need for more Nursing Assistants, Nurses and Support Staff. As work continues to pick up as the community feels safe coming into our hospitals it is way past time for hospitals, like Children’s, to bring staffing levels up to match the level of patient care we are expected to provide. Check out this video of the picketing activity at Children’s Hospital!
On July 1st, the minimum wage is going up in both Minneapolis and St. Paul and more than 60,000 workers will be getting a raise as a result! Here are the details:
|Large Business: $14.25||Large Business: $12.50|
Small Business: $12.50
(100 or fewer employees)
Small Business: $11.00
The scheduled minimum wage increases were signed into law after our union led a coalition to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Minneapolis large businesses will be required to pay $15 an hour beginning next year on July 1, 2022.
Last week, the members at NorthShore Whitewater Nursing Home in St. Charles, Minnesota reached a tentative agreement on a fantastic new contract! The details include:
The bargaining team unanimously recommends a yes vote on the agreement and plan to vote on June 24, 2021.
SEIU HEALTHCARE MINNESOTA
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota represents over 40,000 healthcare and long term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing home, and home care across Minnesota. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is dedicated to building an organization which advances social and economic justice through work on local, state, national and even global policy issues which affect our members; our patients, residents and clients; and our communities. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, long term care, and homecare, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, uniting their strength with their counterparts around the state and world to help ensure that workers benefit from today’s global economy.
This is a full-time position through September 2021, with the possibility of extension depending on the program’s results. SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is seeking a Canvass Coordinator to lead a team of canvassers who will have organizing conversations with home care workers who provide services to people with disabilities and seniors all across the state. Home care workers are often isolated from other people who do the same work as them and share similar struggles to theirs. Through organizing and becoming active in their union, they can discover the power of collective action and their own individual power as leaders of a statewide movement for recognition, fair treatment and professionalism for the vital work they do. The canvass coordinator will play a central role in bringing that opportunity for transformation and progress to more home care workers across the state. The canvass team will be based in St. Paul, and deployed from there to cities throughout Minnesota. Irregular hours, evening and weekend work will be required.
Salary and benefits are subject to existing policies and procedures, as well as individual qualifications. The position qualifies for health insurance coverage and Paid Time Off.
Qualified applicants may send a résumé, cover letter, and three references to Phillip Cryan, Executive Vice President of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, at email@example.com.