Apply Today To Be a 2020 Core Member Engager. Due July 17, 2020.

HSA is now accepting applications for the 2020 Core Member Engagement Team. Applications are due on Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM PST.Click here to learn more about the program and apply.

Across Canada, public health care is being defunded and privatized while workers’ rights continue to face attacks from public and private sector employers. Now more than ever, we need strong unions to defend and win better living and working conditions.

This is where the HSA Core Member Engagement Team comes in.

The 2020 Core Member Engagement Team is a fall intensive member program that supports the leadership development of HSA members towards building a stronger, more responsive, and more participatory union. The program combines organizing training, team building, on-the-ground mobilization, and personal reflection to prepare a new generation of union activists to confront the challenges facing our union, our communities, and the world.

The program provides 6 weeks of full-time book-off time for intensive training, ground work, and reflection running from late October to early December 2020. Beginning with a 3-day training and orientation in early October, Core Member Engagers will come together to build community and learn the basics of organizing conversations, mapping and charting workplaces, and turning issues into campaigns. The bulk of the program is on-the-ground work at HSA worksites in direct contact with members through phone calls, one-on-one meetings, walkabouts, and chapter meetings.

Core Member Engagers will meet as a group at the beginning of each week for a briefing, debrief daily with the team, and debrief individually with a staff organizer over the phone at the end of the week. Following the campaign book-off period, member engagers are tasked with bringing their new skills and experience back to their respective worksites.

Depending on the state of COVID-19 and public health guidelines, alternative methods such as video conferencing, group and text messaging, phone calls and other online actions will be explored in order to maintain safe physical distancing.

Applications are due on Friday, July 17 at 11:59 PM PST. Click here to learn more about the program and apply.

Contact Nat Lowe, HSA Organizer, at @email with any questions.