Labor Relations, Manager

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Interprets and administers collective bargaining agreements for five (5) bargaining units. Reviews and coordinates the administration of disciplinary action and grievance processing. Conducts Title VII investigations. Advises managers, supervisors and employees on compliance with labor agreements and policies. Develops and presents related supervisor training.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts, assists in, and/or advises management regarding labor relations activities involving represented and non-represent employees, to include investigations, discipline, employee referral to outside services, formal hearings, and related areas.

Participates in contract negotiations with five Railroad collective bargaining agreements (ARW, IBT, UTU, TCU, and ATDD).

Leads grievance administration process, which includes logging and tracking grievances to ensure timelines are met, assisting managers at Step 1 of the process which often includes reviewing and revising the grievance response. Serves as Step 2 grievance officer, which involves holding hearings, listening to the parties' (ARRC and Union) positions, and issuing findings and determinations.


Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development/Management, Psychology, or a related field is required. May substitute equivalent work experience for education requirement.

Work Experience

Five years of professional experience in the field of labor relations, personnel administration or industrial relations, or a closely related field is required. Experience in labor contracts negotiations and labor costing preferred.

Certification/License Requirements


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the railroad industry is preferred.

SHRM-CP or PHR or equivalent certification preferred.

The above reflects only the more significant details for the performance of the job and is not intended to be all inclusive
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