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Senior Labor Relations Counsel

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Public Interest

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Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 20, 2021

Posted on

Mar 03, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

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Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Senior Labor Relations Counsel
Duties: Under minimal direct supervision and within the limitations of Association policy, provides assistance to pilot governing bodies and to individual members on all subjects that affect their employment. Use thorough understanding of applicable laws and comprehensive experience in Association policies and procedures to handle an extensive range of complex labor relations assignments, often on short notice, and function as a labor relations professional. Provide staff assistance in all phases of negotiating agreements; coordinate all activities during negotiations while concurrently maintaining communication with all interested parties; monitor and administer contracts; manage FAA actions against individual pilots; prepare summaries of NTSB Accident/Incident hearings; handle all case management functions; and, will work on national projects in metropolitan area. Actively listen, build trust, and adapt their style and tactics to fit the audience. Working in coordination with other departments and committees, they will be relied upon to make recommendations regarding the strategy and actions that should be taken in each situation.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree, Master of Law (LLM), or similar advanced degree from an approved school of law required. Member in good standing of the Bar. 15 years of related experience in labor law and litigation required, 20+ years strongly preferred. Aviation and/or labor law experience preferred. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, labor negotiation experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements. Experience in collective bargaining and grievance arbitration preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with internal staff; external contacts; senior legal and aviation professionals; and, pilots. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to organize and coordinate tactics for long-term objectives. Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to formulate decisions and/or solve problems, under time pressure and urgent conditions. Knowledge of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) preferred. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate mid- and long-term endeavors. Experience using online legal research, Westlaw or the equivalent, preferred. Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Additional info

Job ID: 2021-0009

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Hiring Coordinator
Air Line Pilots Association International.
United Airlines UAL MEC, 9550 W. Higgins Road
Suite 1000
Rosemont, IL 60018

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