Worker's Advocate for the Day Labor Program & Women's Collective


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3358 Cesar ChavezSan Francisco, CA 94110

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Workers’ Advocate

Volunteer Opportunity Announcement

SF Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective


The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective (DLP/WC) is a grassroots-organized program deeply rooted in the community with strong support of key stakeholders. For over 20 years, the DLP/WC has been extremely successful at uniting, empowering, and organizing immigrant workers for dignified work and fair wages in San Francisco. Workers are organized in two collectives, one of men and one of women, to build collective power, develop skills, and operate a business.

Members of the collectives work together to eradicate the injustices that affect day laborers and domestic workers, fostering an organized environment where all workers can build their dignity, power and leadership. Members share a vision of a community where day laborers and domestic workers have the same opportunities and rights than any other worker. They accomplish this by offering each other opportunities to learn, work and participate in the movement of immigrant and domestic workers. The collectives are co-founders and leaders in the National Day Labor Organizing Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Progressive Workers Alliance, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Jobs with Justice, San Francisco Rising, among others.

In 2015, the DLP/WC started an exciting reorganization process with the objective of establishing a more sustainable and scalable model that enhances the impact of the program in the lives of immigrant workers.

The DLP/WC is looking for a worker advocate that can support the operations of the worker center. The ideal candidate is a passionate individual with advanced skills in negotiation and advocacy.

Candidates must be available for 2 hours in person and 8 remotely each week.

Position Objective: This position negotiates and advocates for workers’ fair wages.

This position is part of a volunteer team that supports the operations of the worker center. It is directed to transforming the lives of low-wage immigrant workers at a personal level, in order to develop leaders who can promote the dignity of their work and transform the industries in which they work. This position has the following responsibilities.


Responsibilities:

  • Receive and review wage-theft claims made by workers in a timely manner

  • Interview affected worker(s) to better understand the details of the claim

  • Contact employers involved in the claim to better understand their perspective on the matter

  • Act as a fair negotiator between employer and worker, advocating for fair wages

  • Document the case progress as conversations move forward

  • Follow up with employer and worker with negotiation outcomes so they take appropriate actions

  • Confirm with worker that both worker and employer have taken agreed actions

  • Make appropriate internal and external case referrals if/when needed

  • Document case outcome in a timely manner

  • Report cases statuses weekly at member meetings


Expected Commitment:

  • 2 hours per week in-person to report case status

  • 8 hours per week remotely to process claims


Desired Skills:

  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Commitment to social justice, specifically worker and immigrant rights

  • Compassionate and caring approach to supporting immigrant workers

  • High level of professionalism

  • Extremely organized and highly motivate

Skills

  • Organization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Spanish
  • Telecommunications

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 hours per week.
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