UNITE HERE Local 11 is hiring for a Research 1 position. Accepting applications now!


UNITE HERE is known throughout the labor movement for innovative and effective research, and impressive grassroots mobilization of workers and community allies to win justice for low-wage workers in the service-sector (specifically, in hotels, gaming, food service, laundry and apparel manufacturing and retail).  Through organizing and winning good contracts, UNITE HERE members have made hundreds of thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs. UNITE HERE boasts a diverse membership – largely Latino and Asian immigrants and African Americans – with a majority being women.  

Research Analyst job responsibilities include:

* Research companies using a wide variety of sources, including published databases, on-line and Internet sources as well as informational interviews with union, industry and financial sources.
* Conduct local and field research on companies and industries.
* Develop analysis and adapt it for various audiences (e.g. staff, workers, shareholders, the public).
* Develop expertise in UNITE HERE industries.
* Work with UNITE HERE members, organizers, and regional staff, as well as community members and elected leaders.

Desired Qualifications include:

· Activist experience and commitment to fighting for workers’ rights
· BA Degree, preferably in economics, business or labor studies or relevant research and/or organizing experience (labor, political or community)
· Strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills
· Willingness to travel and to work long hours
· Familiarity with database and word processing software
· Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, and thrive in a fast-changing, emerging set of circumstances where it will be necessary to work independently and take initiative.

For more information: Francis Engler at