Organizer Union Representative resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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An accomplished Payroll Specialist with more than 5 years of demonstrated experience capable of executing all payroll functions and responsibilities.

  • 5+ payroll experience
  • Quickbooks
  • ADP Pay Expert Payroll
  • GAAP Financial Reporting
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Intermediate Excel
  • Operations Management
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Organizer/ Union Representative, 08/2014 - Current
Seiu 2015 San Bernardino, CA,
  • Successfully, recruited and trained 4 Captains and 15 member leaders to develop and execute campaigns, conduct union representation, enforce contract and process grievances.
  • Support members by using knowledge of basic employee labor laws, such as FMLA, ADA, OSHA, Workers Compensation, Fair Housing and Employment.
  • Foster and maintain a collaborative environment with members, management, and address worksite issues in labor management setting.; Facilitate trainings and presentations.
  • Identify contract violation, file grievances and represent members in bargaining meetings.
Organizer, 06/2013 - 08/2014
Pinnaclecare Seattle, WA,
  • Union organizer responsible for strategic recruitment, assessment, and mobilization of leaders as part of the largest organizing campaign for low-wage fast food workers in the nation.
  • Formulated and delivered on short-term and long-term organizing plans and capacity building goals.
  • Engaged in one-on-one persuasion, inoculation, assessment and motivation of unorganized workers on the phone, meetings, and various settings.
  • Facilitated trainings for the development of leaders to target specific worksite issues.
  • Identified worksite issues by surveying workers; served as a liaison between workers and attorneys.
  • Coordinated actions, meetings and union related events; Prepared workers for media speaking events.
  • Lead and trained new organizers in undeveloped areas, resulting in the identification and mobilization of 30% new leaders and worker activists.
Lead Organizer, 07/2012 - 10/2012
Acutus Medical, Inc. Las Vegas, NV,
    Lead organizer responsible for recruitment of canvassers for 5 offices in the Norther California region, utilizing a variety of recruitment techniques, including multi-media and in-person outreach.
  • Developed and implemented campaign strategy, debriefed staff, and reported daily outcomes.
  • Provided initial and ongoing training and supervision for a team of 20 canvassers in San Francisco.
  • Responsible for maintaining personnel files, record keeping, and payroll processing.
Payroll/ Human Resources Manager, 01/2012 - 07/2012
Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) City, STATE,
  • Managed payroll and human resources for approximately 800 program participants, including the supervision and training of employees.
  • Identified staff vacancies, recruited, interviewed, and hired applicants.
  • Facilitated new employee orientations and reviewed required documents to ensure proper completion.
  • Executed staffing responsibilities, including resolving understaffing issues, employee disputes, administering disciplinary action, including termination.
  • Processed payroll for approximately 800 participants and 30 staff members on a biweekly basis.
Case Manager, 04/2010 - 01/2012
NUMMI Re-Employment Center UAW-LETC City, STATE,
  • Provided career management services for approximately 130 English and monolingual Spanish speaking clients, with a focus on overcoming employment barriers by: assessing skill sets, providing career counseling, case management, and developing individual employment plans.
  • Implemented follow-up and motivation techniques that allowed for a 98.5% retention rate among clients in education and training.
  • Trained 25 Business Service Representatives and Case Managers on program's database system (MIS), On-the-Job training contract, educational training contracts, and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program requirement and procedures; following training, staff successfully passed County and Federal audits.
  • Responsible for the disbursement of over $700,000 for occupational training and degree programs for caseload of 130 dislocated workers.
  • Analyzed and researched labor market trends and informed clients about in-demand and lucrative careers.
  • Proficient at communicating to employers about hiring incentives such as tax credits, on-the-job training, and their actions' effects on politics and public opinion.
Payroll/ Human Resources Specialist, 04/2009 - 04/2010
Oakland Private Industry Council City, STATE,
  • Responsible for human resources and the processing of payroll for approximately 800 program participants biweekly, requiring working extensive hours to meet deadlines and coordinating with service providers and customers to ensure proper program guidelines and contractual agreements were followed.
  • Conducted new hire orientations, reviewed new hire documents and entered data in payroll system.
  • Verified attendance, hours worked and leave time (vacation, sick, etc.), and pay adjustments, such as exemptions, status changes, and updated records in personnel file and computerized system.
  • Performed record keeping and maintained records reflecting resignations, terminations, change of status, tax and with holding information.
  • Executed all payroll functions including system set up, data entry, verification of payroll registers, and printing of checks and depositing funds in direct deposit accounts.
Probation Intern/ Case Manager, 04/2007 - 04/2009
Alameda County Juvenile Justice Probation Dept. City, STATE,
  • Case Managed 70 cases of youth probationees ensuring that court orders were being followed.
  • Developed individual rehabilitation plan and provided resources to help fulfill court orders.
  • Conducted program orientations for probationees and their families, maintained communication regarding case follow-up, and enforced orders by conduction curfew checks and random field visits.
Program Analyst/ Contracts Specialist, 05/2003 - 04/2007
Oakland Private Industry Council City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the administration of individual training contracts for EASTBAY Works network, comprised of the City of Oakland, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and City of Richmond.
  • Processed approximately 1,000 individual training contracts for EASTBAY WORKS clients.
  • Liason between service providers and accounts payable department.
  • Received invoices for payment, maintained account status and payment records, approved payment.
Payroll Specialist, 05/1998 - 2003
Oakland Private Industry Council City, STATE,
  • Maintained personnel files, communicated payroll related issues, and responded to inquiries.
  • Assisted with the administration of benefit plans and vendor payments.
  • Compiled data, such as: leave requests, garnishments, 401k and other withholdings.
  • Processed garnishments and other withholding calculations.
  • Reviewed time cards for accuracy and completeness.
  • Processed, reviewed, and approved payroll (including taxes and withholdings) for up to 1,000 program participants via Multiple Operations Systems (MOM) and ADP.
  • Executed payroll (including benefits, taxes and withholdings) for 120 staff; processed manual checks.
  • Liaised with auditors to ensure grant compliance Maintained spreadsheets, tracked vendor payments and disbursement of funds.
B.A: Criminal Justice, Expected in 2009
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA
M.B.A: Program Management , Expected in
John F. Kennedy University - Pleasant Hill, CA.

In progress

Fluent in Spanish (both oral and written)

  • Accounting Software: Multiple Operation Management (MOM), ADP.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
  • Knowledge of labor laws and human resources.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce complex contract language.

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  • John F. Kennedy University

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