Missouri Workers Center’s Summer Organizer-in-Training (OIT) program will take place over 12 weeks during the summer of 2023. OITs will develop fundamental organizing skills, learn about the history of race and class in America through the lens of the labor and civil rights movements, and contribute to an ongoing campaign to raise the state minimum wage and win guaranteed earned sick leave for Missouri’s low-wage workers.
To develop skills necessary to become a successful community and workplace organizer by:
1. Learning about the history of social movements in America and how our economy and politics have been shaped by race and class.
2. Learn and practice the skills needed to identify and develop low-wage worker leaders.
3. Gather signatures for a statewide ballot initiative campaign to raise the minimum wage and guarantee earned sick leave.
4. Assist workers to take collective action and win advancements around workplace and community issues.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
No prior organizing experience is required, however, the following will be necessary:
● A commitment to building a multi-racial workers movement.
● The ability to be on time and work long and irregular hours, including some nights, weekends, and holidays.
● A commitment to deep listening, to mastering organizing conversation skills, and to receiving and incorporating feedback from the organizing team.
● Detail oriented and able to carry out plans with direction from the state coordinator in a timely and effective manner.
● The ability to make and execute a weekly work plan.
● Sharp communication, writing and computer skills.
● Willingness to travel on occasion.
● Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license, auto insurance, and an automobile for business use.
● Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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