Years of Experience
Labor Relations Director The candidate will be responsible for all labor relations matters and related employee relations matters in their designated area. Will be the chief spokesperson in labor negotiations and will be primary counsel on labor contract administration. Advise operations managers on a broad range of employment regulations, their impact on workplace incidents, and general methods of positive employee relations, and coordinate the company’s labor relations practices within this policy. Represent the employer in arbitration and before the national labor Relations Board. Respond to union organizing activity, training managers on employee relations matters including CCN (card check neutrality) campaigns and will be responsible for handling union organizing activity. Prepares and negotiates initial and renewal labor agreements in accordance with corporate. Drafts contract proposals and counterproposals and prepare agreement for final. Signature by the parties. Prepares and distributes contract settlement summaries to Management. Creates presentations to inform senior staff and/or management regarding Labor Relations issues. Must be able to manage arbitrations and unfair labor charges including drafting, opening and closing Briefs. Contributes to company-wide standardized practices, processes and forms. Provides consultation regarding multi-employer benefit funds. Management training related to Positive Employee Relations (PER) and other timely topics. Provides consultation with regards to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), grievances and arbitrations. Ensures legal compliance by reviewing federal, state, and local regulatory requirements and disseminating, explaining, and consulting regarding requirements. Manages union contracts as well as union relationships. Prepares for and assists line management in dealing with potential labor disputes, strikes and other concerted activity, including advising management on appropriate course of action involving satisfactory resolution of disputes, along with other related matters such as security and employee considerations. Provides insights on trends, patterns and translate into proactive proposals and collaborate with other departments and external vendors to develop and deliver proposed components on-time and within budget. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study. An Advanced degree, such as an MBA, J.D. or Master’s in Industrial Relations is preferred. Should have 10+ years of experience in industrial relations in a multi-contract union represented environment. Must have working knowledge and interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of employment principles, practices and applicable regulations. Should be demonstrated business savvy to effectively communicate and work with other executives in support of achieving business goals. Should have following ability: demonstrated ability in labor negotiations. Proven ability to select good people and create a productive environment that promotes initiative, innovation, continual learning and development of key personnel for future advancement. Ability to manage competing priorities between multiple business units.
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