$15 per hour to start - raises, benefits, paid travel to cool places
Regional Head Organizer (Current Employee) – GHTA – 17 May 2018
I work at ACORN. It has allowed me to be constructive in making the changes I want to see in the world.. Over the years have been trained up from a young field organizer to running large campaigns and managing the significant organizational power we have amassed. Getting organized working people into a room with the mayor, or the CEO, or the Minister of Housing, and forcing the powers that be to treat them with respect, is awesome. Where else can you do this?
Pay has gone up since I started in 2005. $15 per hour for PT and equivalent for the full time organizers. I have not calculated my hourly wage but I make $52,000 a year. The executive director / head organizer makes a bit more than that, but not much more. It's a reasonable salary scale that ACORN's low and moderate income members determines.
They pay you to learn how to do real organizing work; Travel; not mundane, benefits
You have to work hard - but what good comes from not working hard?