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UNION ORGANIZER, IN-DEPTH: There's A Lot Of Injustice In The Workplace

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Luis goes in-depth about being a Union Organizer. He shares what he enjoys most about his job and says his challenge is trying to develop hope in workers and convince them that they can create change. Luis also shares that his key decision was going back to school. Finding a job as a Union Representative isn't that hard and being bilingual helps, but many people don't stay in this field because the job is so demanding.

Degree: Ethnic Studies - History
Job Title: Union Organizer

Job Summary: Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Job Description

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also may handle human resources work in a variety of other areas, such as employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Although human resources specialists are employed in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in employment services, working for staffing and human resources firms.

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Average salary
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
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20 to 30 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='10950'>having</span> <span m='11140'>respect</span> <span m='11620'>and</span> <span m='11860'>not</span> <span m='12010'>being</span> <span m='12330'>yelled</span> <span m='12500'>at</span> <span m='12850'>by</span> <span m='13010'>the</span> <span m='13100'>boss.</span> <span m='14380'>Being</span> <span m='14600'>part</span> <span m='14850'>of</span> <span m='14890'>that</span> <span m='15060'>process</span> <span m='15570'>of</span> <span m='15680'>having</span> <span m='15930'>workers</span> <span m='16260'>empower</span> <span m='16620'>themselves</span> <span m='17510'>and</span> <span m='18350'>their</span> <span m='18490'>department</span> <span m='19010'>or</span> <span m='19140'>their</span> <span m='19270'>whole</span> <span m='19440'>collective</span> <span m='20405'>is</span> <span m='20800'>what</span> <span m='20950'>I</span> <span m='21010'>enjoy.</span> <span m='21770'>That</span> <span m='21970'>precise</span> <span m='23170'>thing</span> <span m='23390'>that</span> <span m='23500'>I</span> <span m='23570'>love</span> <span m='23760'>about</span> <span m='23870'>it</span> <span m='24040'>is</span> <span m='24370'>providing</span> <span m='25190'>hope</span> <span m='26440'>to</span> <span m='26620'>workers.</span> <span m='27150'>Try</span> <span m='27590'>and</span> <span m='27910'>develop</span> <span m='28250'>hope</span> <span m='28560'>that</span> <span m='28760'>we</span> <span m='28990'>can</span> <span m='29110'>change</span> <span m='29410'>things</span> <span m='29680'>if</span> <span m='29800'>we</span> <span m='29920'>act</span> <span m='30280'>in the</span> <span m='30780'>corrective manner.</span> </p><p><span m='31280'>I</span> <span m='31500'>think</span> <span m='32460'>going</span> <span m='32650'>to</span> <span m='32700'>school.</span> <span m='33850'>I</span> <span m='33950'>wasn't</span> <span m='34340'>a</span> <span m='34760'>really</span> <span m='35020'>good</span> <span m='35160'>high</span> <span m='35300'>school</span> <span m='35480'>student.</span> <span m='35850'>I</span> <span m='35980'>went</span> <span m='36160'>to</span> <span m='36250'>community</span> <span m='36610'>college</span> <span m='37740'>about</span> <span m='37950'>two</span> <span m='38080'>years</span> <span m='38320'>after</span> <span m='38560'>I</span> <span m='38590'>graduated</span> <span m='39030'>high</span> <span m='39160'>school.</span> <span m='44580'>What</span> <span m='44690'>I</span> <span m='44760'>learned</span> <span m='45060'>being in</span> <span m='45230'>the</span> <span m='45310'>workforce</span> <span m='45710'>is</span> <span m='45830'>that</span> <span m='46610'>there's</span> <span m='46760'>a</span> <span m='46790'>lot</span> <span m='46940'>of</span> <span m='47100'>injustices</span> <span m='47550'>in</span> <span m='47610'>the</span> <span m='47700'>workplace,</span> <span m='49090'>and</span> <span m='49290'>that</span> <span m='49890'>changed</span> <span m='50260'>me</span> <span m='50820'>to</span> <span m='50930'>go</span> <span m='51100'>to</span> <span m='51170'>school</span> <span m='51540'>in</span> <span m='51670'>a</span> <span m='51710'>more</span> <span m='52830'>determined</span> <span m='53270'>manner.</span> </p><p><span m='54150'>It's not</span> <span m='54640'>necessarily</span> <span m='55020'>hard,</span> <span m='55710'>you've</span> <span m='55960'>just got</span> <span m='56080'>to</span> <span m='56120'>be</span> <span m='56230'>really</span> <span m='56430'>committed</span> <span m='56760'>to</span> <span m='57010'>it.</span> <span m='57270'>It's</span> <span m='57400'>really</span> <span m='57580'>good</span> <span m='57750'>if</span> <span m='57830'>you're</span> <span m='57940'>bilingual,</span> <span m='59190'>especially</span> <span m='59570'>here in</span> <span m='59690'>the Bay</span> <span m='59870'>area--</span> <span m='60460'>Spanish,</span> <span m='61360'>Cantonese,</span> <span m='61900'>Mandarin,</span> <span m='63310'>Tagalog.</span> <span m='64879'>So</span> <span m='65220'>it's not</span> <span m='65400'>necessarily</span> <span m='65800'>hard,</span> <span m='66065'>but</span> <span m='66330'>it's</span> <span m='66840'>hard</span> <span m='67110'>to</span> <span m='67300'>keep</span> <span m='67550'>people</span> <span m='67870'>in</span> <span m='68010'>the</span> <span m='68040'>labor</span> <span m='68380'>movement</span> <span m='68580'>because</span> <span m='68850'>it's</span> <span m='68980'>so</span> <span m='69070'>demanding.</span> </p><p><span m='69780'>So</span> <span m='70180'>because</span> <span m='71280'>our</span> <span m='72430'>profession</span> <span m='72830'>is not</span> <span m='72970'>necessarily</span> <span m='73140'>9:00</span> <span m='73360'>to</span> <span m='73430'>5:00,</span> <span m='73800'>it's</span> <span m='74000'>just</span> <span m='74150'>really</span> <span m='74370'>about</span> <span m='75410'>trying</span> <span m='75630'>to</span> <span m='75670'>find</span> <span m='75910'>that</span> <span m='76060'>balance</span> <span m='76520'>of</span> <span m='77060'>keeping</span> <span m='77380'>true to</span> <span m='77640'>my</span> <span m='77760'>weekends.</span> <span m='78860'>Some</span> <span m='79100'>weekends</span> <span m='79210'>I</span> <span m='79480'>have</span> <span m='79670'>to</span> <span m='79780'>work.</span> <span m='80440'>Some</span> <span m='80870'>weekends</span> <span m='81170'>I</span> <span m='81310'>don't,</span> <span m='81670'>and I</span> <span m='81985'>try to</span> <span m='82300'>be</span> <span m='82510'>out</span> <span m='82670'>to</span> <span m='82750'>places</span> <span m='83080'>like</span> <span m='83270'>this</span> <span m='83680'>that</span> <span m='84030'>have</span> <span m='84210'>a</span> <span m='84260'>better</span> <span m='84480'>balance.</span> <span m='84900'>But</span> <span m='85050'>it</span> <span m='85370'>is</span> <span m='85650'>a</span> <span m='85750'>constant</span> <span m='86070'>struggle</span> <span m='86360'>with union</span> <span m='86660'>organizers,</span> <span m='86960'>not</span> <span m='87260'>just</span> <span m='87560'>myself.</span> </p>","file":{"id":305207,"video_id":"2785865662001","name":"1379-Luis-p-UnionOrganizer2 In-Depth","duration":88654,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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