Local 2 is a union of over 12,000 housekeepers, dishwashers, cooks, and others who fight to organize the unorganized and win good contracts in the hospitality industries of San Francisco and San Mateo County. Working with our union can be an incredibly rewarding way to help build a stronger labor movement.

See the website for more information and how to apply.

Organizers & union representatives

External and internal organizers develop leadership among rank and file members, organize the unorganized, and build a strong union based on membership involvement and participation.

Campaign researchers

Researchers support union campaigns through corporate analysis, political & community organizing, and other means.

Boycott organizer

Boycott Coordinators develop strategy to move customers from boycotted properties, work with worker committees and lead teams of volunteer activists to plan and carry out creative actions to help enforce boycotts.

Internship and training opportunities

Local 2’s Volunteer and training program is focused on building a progressive alliance of workers, students and community by teaching and inspiring them to fight for real solutions. We place a lot of emphasis on training and fieldwork.

Training: intro to campaign research

Join us for a hands on, interactive training to learn about UNITE HERE’s exciting union organizing campaign work in the Bay Area and beyond (including internships and job opportunities). Learn how to analyze a company or industry, create winning strategies, and help to achieve justice & better living standards for workers in hotels, casinos, & food service.

AFT 2121

AFT 2121 (CFT/AFT/AFL-CIO, CLC), the union of faculty at the City College of San Francisco, is seeking a full-time union organizer to work on our contract campaign in San Francisco starting immediately. The position runs through December 2015, though it may be extended.

Candidates should have strong organizing skills, experience working with diverse populations– especially in higher education–and a commitment to a participatory and progressive labor movement. Travel across multiple sites within San Francisco is required.

Necessary Qualifications

Strong one-on-one organizing skills
Internal union organizing experience, especially on contract campaigns and job actions
Ability to manage time and coordinate multiple projects in time-sensitive situations
Ability both to work independently and to facilitate group interactions
Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
Willingness to make at least a six-month commitment
Basic computing knowledge including experience with Microsoft Office
Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in a higher education environment, particularly in community colleges
Working knowledge of Microsoft Access, WordPress, and Adobe programs
Fluency in a language other than English, especially Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese
Job Description
The organizer will:

Seek out, train, and work with potential and active leaders in our union.
Help the Officers and Executive Board plan and implement all union activities, including but not limited to membership meetings, orientations, rallies, demonstrations, job actions, and social events.
Assist the Executive Director and the bargaining team with organizing for negotiations.
Maintain an accurate list of the bargaining unit.
Attend Executive Board, Delegate Assembly and Contract Action Team meetings, and negotiations sessions.
Lead our membership recruitment campaign.
Become familiar with basics of our Union contract and answer or refer questions which come to the union via email, phone or face-to-face meetings and pass on information about these contacts as appropriate.
Assist as needed with outreach to students and community organizations.
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, March 18. Salary is commensurate with experience. Health and dental benefits provided by employer. Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file with your last name as the first part of the filename (i.e. smith_application.pdf).

E-mail to Executive Director Chris Hanzo ( Please use “AFT 2121 Organizer Application” as the subject line. No phone calls. AFT 2121, CFT, and AFT are equal-opportunity employers.