As a recruiter, you’d get to talk to new caregivers about what the Union is and why it’s so important for us to stand together! We’ve gone from making a little more than $7 an hour with no benefits to $15 an hour starting wage with healthcare, a retirement contribution, and a lot more.
We’re looking for SEIU 775 caregivers who want to:
- Gain public-speaking experience and skills
- Connect with other caregivers in your area, and welcome them to our community
- Give new caregivers the real facts about our Union, so they can’t be misled by anti-union propaganda
- Make a difference for our shared future!
What do recruiters do?
Each conversation you’d be having with caregivers is about 15 to 30 minutes during a caregiver’s first training and DSHS orientation. Depending on how many people can help in your area, you may be asked to help as little as once a month or as much as a couple of times a week.
If you are interested in applying, watch your email, and apply for the next session!
Why I’m a recruiter
“I work full-time as an Agency Provider and another 36 hours a week as an Individual Provider, so the last thing I need is something else to do, but I make the time to volunteer as a Recruiter.
Sometimes, I meet someone who’s had a bad experience with a different Union, or they’ve heard things secondhand. They have a closed-off attitude.
Then they hear that I’m a caregiver just like them. That makes a difference. And I tell them that in SEIU 775, we ARE the Union, and that if we have a problem, WE are the ones who can fix it ourselves.
It’s a great feeling when they get it, and you can see their whole attitude change. It’s super-exciting to see the light turn on in people. It makes everything worth it. That one person whose mind you changed could be the one who makes a difference.”
– Desirae Hernandez, SEIU 775 caregiver