Here is a fantastic job offer from Sarah Bayer!
Many of you have no doubt been following coverage of the crisis in
Wisconsin. As Paul Adler wrote here recently, the labor movement is at
a critical point in its history. With workers under attack in
statehouses and corporate boardrooms across the country, the United
Auto Workers union is getting ready to launch new organizing
campaigns, and is looking for researchers to support these efforts.
We’ll be recruiting at Brandeis this Thursday, March 10, at the job
fair in Hassenfeld.
I became a researcher at the UAW last fall and can personally speak to
what a great opportunity this is. I work on a team with other
researchers as well as staff from other departments to gain a better
understanding of particular companies and the auto industry as a
whole. The work fits a number of backgrounds, whether you majored in
English (like me) or econ.
The official job description is below. Feel free to email me with any
I look forward to seeing you on campus on Thursday!
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is seeking a full-time researcher
to work on national organizing campaigns within the Strategic Research
department in Detroit, Michigan.
Campaign researchers are part of a team that includes organizers,
communications specialists and political advocates. A researcher
contributes to the team by understanding companies and industries in
which they operate; helping to develop a public message that
encourages broad support for workers’ fight to organize a union; and
using legal, regulatory and legislative strategies to help build power
for working people.
Ideal applicants will have:
• Strong commitment to social and economic justice, especially
in labor issues
• Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and prior research experience in
academic, community, journalistic or political settings
• Good computer skills, including experience with databases and
• Proficiency in another language (a plus, but not required)
• Willingness to travel and work long and irregular hours
Competitive pay and benefits. Women and people of color are strongly
encouraged to apply.