Do you want to make a difference working for economic and social justice in Chicago?
The Fight for 15 demands a $15 living wage and the right to form a union without retaliation.
It has become one of the largest and most momentous organizing campaigns for low wage workers across the country. As part of a global movement, thousands of fast food workers are standing up for “$15 and a Union.” For the past 3 years, fast food workers from McDonalds and many other fast food corporations have been fighting to have their voices heard. The Fight For $15 has been extremely successful as thousands of fast food workers across the country have mass mobilized and fought back against the $200 billion industry.
To identify and sign up workers in the workplace and greater community. This includes engaging workers at or near their work place, areas of public transit, and in the community.
The ideal candidate will have:
Passion for economic and social justice
Bilingual speaking ability- English and Spanish
Ability to engage and inspire people regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, class and/or experiences
Ability to work flexible hours and adapt to a changing schedule
A valid driver's license, working vehicle, and ability to drive 15 passenger van
$15 per hour
This position is a temporary position with potential to last up until September 8th
Canvassers could work up to 40 hours, but no more than 40 hours per week
E-mail cover letter and resume with subject line “Fight For 15 Canvasser” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be as specific as possible in cover letter with experience and skills that you have. No mail applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position (s) will remain open until filled.
We are the Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago (WOCC) a union of Chicago retail and food workers who have come together to fight for respect and a livable wage of $15.00 an hour. We represent over 100 different employers, our backgrounds and stories differ greatly but we have all struggled to survive and support our families despite our hard work.