About Us

our
Mission

We are a multiracial coalition based in San Francisco, a city of staggering income and racial inequality as well as significant opportunity for innovative progressive leadership. Our SF-based advocacy has won workers rights victories that set precedents statewide and nationally.

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

We believe that workers don’t lead single issue lives — working families need secure jobs with living wages plus accessible healthcare, quality public education, affordable housing and a liveable climate. By building a strong multiracial and multi-issue alliance rooted in long-term relationships and solidarity, we have the power to win significant policy and system change to empower workers and communities of color.

Together we have more power and can win victories that none of us could win alone. Join us.

Staff

Kung Feng

Kung Feng

Executive Director

Kung Feng (he/him) is the executive director at Jobs with Justice San Francisco and joined Jobs with Justice (JwJ) as lead organizer in 2012. Kung’s contributions to the labor movement span over fifteen years, starting with organizing workplaces from the bottom up as a rank-and-file activist with the ILWU, the longshore and warehouse workers’ union. He organized immigrant workers and ran strategic campaigns with UNITE HERE, the union of hotel and restaurant workers. At JwJ, Kung created Labor for Black Lives, spearheaded labor and community efforts for housing rights, and led innovative campaigns supporting fast food, retail and app-based workers. Within weeks of the 2016 elections, he co-founded Bay Resistance, a regional network of over 50 organizations and a project that has trained and mobilized thousands of people. Kung has brought together countless activists, leaders and organizations to build power for our movement.

Tracey Brieger

Tracey Brieger

Campaign Director

Tracey (she/her) leads JwJ SF’s work on climate justice and just transition, and has led the coalition’s accountable development work to victories including community benefits agreements with local hotel developers guaranteeing workforce training funding and good jobs. Prior to joining JwJ in 2017, Tracey was campaign director then co-director of the statewide environmental justice coalition Californians for Pesticide Reform for 14 years, where she grew organizing capacity to build power in farmworker communities, and coordinated the successful campaign to ban a cancer-causing strawberry pesticide nationally. Tracey has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from UC Berkeley and is an herbalist who sees clients and teaches about plant medicine.

Danich Ho

Danich Ho

Campaign Coordinator

Danich (she/her) coordinates JwJ SF’s housing campaigns, building a long-term vision for housing justice for working families in San Francisco. She got involved in labor organizing as a student volunteer for UNITE HERE Local 2, and went on to work as a Boycott Coordinator during the sixty-one day Marriott strike in 2018. During the pandemic, Danich traveled to Reno, NV alongside union leaders to work on the presidential election and keep the state of Nevada blue. Danich enjoys spending her spare time in the garden or in her garage working out.

Sasha Wright

Sasha Wright

Special Projects Director

Sasha (she/her) leads JwJ SF’s finance, operations, communications, and art organizing. Sasha came to JwJ with 15 years in the labor movement as a rank and file member of the Inlandboatman’s Union, and a lead organizer at SEIU 1021 and Pride at Work where she ran organizing drives, contract fights and campaigned for trans-inclusive healthcare. Sasha also brings her experience leading art builds and actions in the anti-war, global justice and climate justice movements to JwJ mobilizations. Sasha has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and loves to immerse herself in other realities by reading and writing fiction.

Leadership

Sheila Tully

California Faculty Association, San Francisco State University

Alyssa Kang

California Nurses Association

Susan KikuchI

Chinese Progressive Association

Neva Walker

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

Anakh Sul Rama

Community Housing Partnership

Roberto Alfaro

HOMEY (Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth)

Fred Sherburn-Zimmer

Housing Rights Campaign

 

Guillermina Castellanos

La Colectiva de Mujeres

John Avalos

National Union of Healthcare Workers

 

Conny Ford

SF CLOUT

Sarah Jarmon

Senior and Disability Action

Ramsés Teón-Nichols

SEIU Local 1021

Jane Martin

SEIU United Service Workers West

Anabel Ibáñez

United Educators of San Francisco

Cynthia Gómez

Unite Here Local 2

Our
Members Organizations

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

State Labor & Climate Coordinator

Reports to: Campaign Director

Jobs with Justice San Francisco (JWJSF) is a long term, multi-racial coalition of labor unions and community groups supporting workers’ rights and fighting for economic and racial justice. In San Francisco, we won the country’s first $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling law for retail workers. JWJSF has been working on climate and equitable transition issues since 2018.  With a history of precedent-setting innovation, JWJSF’s victories make real differences in the lives of working people, and spark movements nationwide. 

Job purpose

The State Labor & Climate Coordinator is an exciting new position to help develop and implement JWJSF’s strategic work on climate, jobs and equitable transition in California. Working closely with JWJSF’s Climate & Equitable Transition campaign team (Campaign Director, Campaign Coordinator and other staff) and a close coalition of partner unions and other organizations, the State Labor & Climate Coordinator will build the power and leadership of labor organizations (unions and worker centers) and their members on the nexus of climate, economic and racial justice issues; help to develop and win statewide policy; and work to change the narrative so that strong climate action is seen as an opportunity to create good, union jobs. 

While the majority of the State Labor & Climate Coordinator’s position will focus on our Climate & Equitable Transition campaign, each position at JWJSF is an integral part of a collaborative staff team that develops, plans, coordinates, and wins collective coalition campaigns across issues. The Coordinator will contribute to the overall strategic direction of JWJSF by supporting the coalition’s overall annual campaign planning processes, and providing direct insight into this process. 

Duties and responsibilities

Climate & Equitable Transition Campaign 

  • Policy Development & Advocacy (50%)
      • Lead statewide advocacy efforts, including pushing legislation and input into state regulatory processes
      • Track different climate and labor efforts across state, including Bargaining for the Common Good strategies
      • Contribute to the development of the campaign’s statewide policy agenda, including incorporating feedback from partner organizations and member leaders 
  • Power Building: Leadership Development & Coalitions (20%)
      • Develop & implement campaign’s power building strategy & plan, in coordination with other campaign staff
      • Support coordination of campaign’s labor coalition & participate in allied coalitions
      • Build leadership of elected leadership, staff and members of labor unions and worker centers to be champions on climate jobs and equitable transition
      • Conduct political education on climate justice and equitable transition for elected leaders, staff and members of labor unions and worker centers
      • Build relationships with broader allies, including labor unions, worker centers, environmental justice organizations and environmental groups
  • Strategy Development & Campaign Planning (10%)
    • Participate in campaign strategy & planning discussions led by Campaign Director, staff and close partner organizations
    • Coordinate statewide strategy in alignment with local Climate & Equitable Transition campaign work undertaken by JWJSF and close partners in San Francisco, and other parts of California
  • Communications (5%)
  • Provide strategic communications support for campaign, including social media, earned media and narrative strategy

JWJSF Fundraising (5%)

  • Support grassroots fundraising, including JWJSF’s annual fundraiser 
  • Document progress towards Climate & Equitable Transition campaign goals and deliverables

JWJSF Governance, Fundraising & Administration (10%)

  • Occasional support, as needed (e.g. support with drafting coalition processes, meeting agendas, attending funder meetings, compiling data for reports)
  • Collaborate with other staff on annual coalition campaign planning & evaluation processes

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years previous experience in labor organizing with a firm commitment to economic and racial justice
  • 2-3 years previous experience in statewide policy advocacy, including leading work on state legislation
  • Exceptional coalition building skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and mobilize people from diverse backgrounds in a multi-racial organization
  • Strong ability to understand and navigate complex political dynamics  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with coworkers, allies, decision-makers, and opposition
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative
  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish a plus
  • Digital organizing skills and experience a plus
  • Ability to research related policy issues a plus
  • Sense of humor & flexibility always appreciated

Working conditions

Occasional travel, and sometimes long and irregular hours. While some periods are busier than others, JWJSF’s culture strongly supports and encourages work/life balance. 

Salary range: $64-79k DOE. Excellent benefits package with generous vacation, family healthcare and 401k. This is a union represented position with Teamsters Local 856.

JWJSF’s office is located in San Francisco. We are currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible. While exceptional candidates located in California who want to work remotely may be considered, there is a strong preference for the successful applicant to work in person in the SF Bay Area. 

Email cover letter, resume and one writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to solidarity@jwjsf.org with the subject line “State Labor & Climate Coordinator.” Applications received by Monday, September 6th will be prioritized; position open until filled.  

People of color, gender-oppressed and queer people strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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