If you want to promote social justice and if you believe that doing so requires changing the distribution of power in society, then you should consider devoting your energy and talents to rebuilding the American labor movement as a union organizer with HTC.
Labor unions have done more than any other institutions in this country to challenge the power of the wealthy in America. Unions also attack the symptoms and the causes of injustice, by making big tangible improvements to the lives of working people and by putting collective power in their hands. Unlike many not-for-profit organizations, local unions belong to and are controlled by the people they serve. They are entirely funded and democratically governed by their membership.
HTC is currently seeking applications for the following positions within its Organizing Department: Organizer-In-Training, Organizer and Lead Organizer. We look to hire the best of the best so we are always accepting applications for these positions, and, because our membership voted overwhelmingly to increase their dues, we have the funds to hire more Organizers.
The Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO (HTC) is the union of workers in the hotel, gaming and racing industries in the greater New York City metropolitan area (including Northern New Jersey) and the Capital District of New York State.
Our union’s membership of 32,000 is extraordinarily diverse and includes large numbers of immigrants and women. HTC is widely recognized as the strongest and most successful local union, with the best union contract for hotel workers in the world.
The New York City hotel industry has been experiencing a prolonged construction boom and it is vital to our members, and to those who work without the dignity of a union contract, that we maintain and improve union density in our industry. HTC is building a larger internal and external organizing program, to mobilize our members and unionize non-union workers on a mass scale. So, there are job openings with HTC for talented, hard-working, practical, tough-minded college graduates who are ready to join the fight in the labor movement, as union Organizers-In-Training. There are also openings for those with more experience as Organizers and Lead Organizers. These positions are rewarding, long term career opportunities with excellent prospects for advancement. HTC is highly selective in filling them.
Please see our recruitment video at:
Qualifications for all Organizing positions
Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess ANY of the following:
Additional Qualifications for Lead Organizer:
Areas of Responsibility
Organizer positions are the starting point on a career track to the most interesting and important leadership positions within our union. Staff is expected to learn and grow professionally at an accelerated pace. Promotions are common among successful Organizers-In-Training. Organizers who distinguish themselves can move into other key positions within the organization.
Salary and Benefits
In addition to a resume and references, applicants must include a cover letter. The cover letter should be clear and concise and explain which position you are applying for, the specific reasons for your interest in the position, and specify (with appropriate explanation) which of each of the listed qualifications you possess and which ones you do not possess.
Please refer to individual job postings for any additional application materials that may be required or recommended. The cover letter, resume, references and additional materials should be emailed to:
The New York Hotel Trades Council, AFL-CIO, is an equal opportunity employer. All persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.