Job Announcement: Bilingual Part-time Organizer
The Workers’ Center of Central New York is a grassroots organization committed to workplace and economic justice. Syracuse is a diverse city with large African-American, Latino and refugee communities and with a 29% poverty rate.
Founded in the summer of 2008, the Workers’ Center is affiliated with Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition and Occupational Health Clinical Centers. Through community organizing, leadership development, popular education and policy advocacy, the Workers’ Center of Central New York aims to empower low-wage and predominantly immigrant workers to combat workplace abuses and improve wages and working conditions. With the active support of an advisory board, the organizer will work to build on our work-to-date, develop and expand the center’s membership base of low-wage workers, and develop and lead strategic campaigns for workplace and economic justice. Though this part-time position is currently the Workers’ Center only staff position, the Center aspires to increase staffing, pending the results of an ongoing fundraising drive.