The Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) (workersjustice.org) was founded in 2010 to address the racial and economic injustices that day laborers in Brooklyn, NY face, by building collective power to win institutional change. WJP, a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), runs two long-standing worker’s centers in Brooklyn. We promote justice and opportunity for low-wage immigrant workers in New York City by pushing for systematic enforcement and expansion of workplace protections which include labor and occupational health and safety standards while advocating for industry-specific efforts to improve working conditions. WJP also offers skills-building training to workers in health & safety and industry-specific areas and we educate immigrant communities about their rights in the workplace and how to exercise those rights.
At Worker’s Justice Project, we are expanding our organizing strategy to build a voice for Domestic Workers. The overarching goals of WJP includes:
The organizer is responsible for driving the field and strategic campaigns to implement the labor protections for immigrant workers. The organizer will invest deeply in workplace organizing to advance the organization’s goals to uplift the dignity of low-income immigrant workers through base-building, leadership development, worker empowerment, rights implementation, strategic industry campaigns and policy wins.
The Day Laborer Organizer also engages workers in Workers Justice Project’s organizing campaigns, program and worker leadership development, and plays an important role in applying and serving as a model of the principles of the workers and their organizations - those being unity and membership-based growth. The organizer is required to work on-site as an Essential Employee and to work occasional evenings and weekends, ensuring that activities are conducted professionally, in a culturally-sensitive manner, safe and consistent with the mission and WJP’s COVID-19 safety protocols. This position is temporary through July 2, 2021. Renewal is expected, contingent upon securing additional funding.
Essential Job Functions
Workforce Development Trainings, Program Management, & Outreach
Day Laborer Center
Advocacy, Leadership Development & Social Justice Organizing:
Health and Safety
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be performed on-site. This position requires travel periodically as well as working some weekends.
Compensation: The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/Worker’s Justice Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Worker’s Justice Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.