jobs: nursing organizing and research, various locations
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Thu Jun 8 05:56:57 CDT 2006
From: "Angie Fa" <afa at calnurses.org>
Dear Friends, Please send to the list. We are seeking PhDs as well as
activists. Thank you for all your good work!
Build a Movement for Health Care Justice
Transform California Politics
Work for a Progressive Union
The California Nurses Association (CNA) and National Nurses Organizing
Committee are hiring staff based in Chicago, as well as Los Angeles,
Sacramento and Oakland, CA. CNA is leading the national movement for
Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare
industry in the United States into a health care system based on patient
need. CNA helped start the movement to stop Schwarzenegger’s attacks on
working people. This fall we hope to transform California politics by
passing a clean money initiative which will limit corporate campaign
contributions and create publicly financed campaigns through a new
corporate tax. After passing a similar measure Maine nurses were able to
win increased prescription drug coverage for low income patients. We seek a:
* Union Organizer, or Lead Organizer, or Organizer in Training
* Experienced Labor Representatives and Labor Representatives in Training
* Educator/Researcher and Researcher Trainee
Excellent salary depending on experience, and outstanding benefits
offered, including comprehensive family health, domestic partner
coverage, and generous pension. Please email Résumé and cover letter to:
Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director, CNA
Union Organizer, or Lead Organizer, or Organizer in Training
We have organized 17,000 nurses since 2000. Despite well-funded
anti-union employer campaigns, our election win rate is among the best
in the nation, and our first contract rate is nearly 100%.
As a union organizer you would help nurses develop the organizing
committee at a hospital, and help nurses win their representation
election in the face of an intense anti-union employer campaign. As a
lead organizer, you would be responsible for helping to coordinate the
work of organizers and provide assistance for the organizers in
training. As an organizer in training, you will learn to play an
effective role in a union organizing campaign. The RN workforce is 95%
women and depending on the facility, there are many nurses of color.
We are currently hiring experienced activists with all levels of
experience. A demonstrated commitment to social justice work is
required. Experience in women's issues is also a plus.
* Organizers have preferably had experience organizing for elections,
especially health care workers.
* Lead organizers should have experience running large organizing
campaigns for NLRB elections. Lead organizers should have demonstrated
success at providing direction and leadership to other organizers.
* Organizers in training should have a willingness to work hard and a
commitment to learning union organizing.
Organizers are based out of Chicago, Los Angeles and other offices
nationwide. In your cover letter please indicate your ability to travel,
geographic restrictions: resumeorg at calnurses.org
We seek an experienced Labor Representative (Chicago, Inland Empire
Southern CA, Sacramento, or Labor Representative in Training
(Sacramento, Oakland). The labor representative is responsible for all
matters related to collective bargaining, including organizing nurses in
private and public employment; compiling, analyzing, interpreting and
presenting pertinent data; negotiating contracts; processing grievances
and conducting arbitrations; and representing nurses in
employment-related problems. The ideal experienced candidate has had
prior success as a full time labor representative, running effective
contract campaigns, plus effectiveness in organizing membership
participation and developing rank and file leadership. Trainees should
have organizing and activist experience.
This is more than an ordinary union job; we seek Labor Representatives
who want to use their skills strategically. The ideal candidate would
relish the chance to build strong workplace committees, develop local
leadership, educate members about alternatives to corporate control of
health care, and mobilize members to fight for Single Payer Healthcare
and campaign finance reform.
In your cover letter please indicate your geographic preferences:
resumerep at calnurses.org
Educator/Researcher and Researcher Trainee
The Educator/Researcher and Researcher Trainee will work as part of the
Oakland, CA research team, assisting with nationwide analysis of all
sectors of the US Health Care industry; providing research & other
support to collective bargaining, organizing and organizational policy.
This is not a traditional labor educator position. The ideal Candidate
* At least one advanced degree is desirable, or for trainees high power
* Familiarity and a background in political/economy, the epistemological
problematic inherent in computerized expert systems, labor process
studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science
generally, the social aspects of technological design and
implementation, demonstrated competence in both quantitative and
qualitative social research, and the ability to teach complex material
in a way that is accessible to a broad audience are highly desirable
* Demonstrated experience at teaching global issues of political economy
to working adults.
* Substantial background in issues of the healthcare industry, health
care reform and restructuring of medical care or related fields of analysis.
* Top rate research skills.
* Experience at working closely with others as part of a successful team.
* An ability to work under pressure and ability to meet deadlines is
For experienced candidates with PhD salary starts at $69K, with regular
step increases, trainee salary depends on experience. Excellent benefits
with a generous pension plan. Full family and domestic partner coverage.
Please email Résumé, Cover letter, Writing sample, and Outline of a one
day educational workshop to: researchresume at calnurses.org
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