Labor Relations Consultant

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Labor Relations Consultant
Duties: Executes labor relations strategy in the field at the direction of the Labor Relations Director. Provides support to the Labor Directors and the labor function generally in the areas of contract negotiation, contract administration and positive employee relations. Serves as the utility player in the labor relations function and will negotiate smaller contracts, assist in day-to-day contract administration issues such as grievance processing and providing interpretive guidance to management, support the company's positive employee relations efforts and perform other duties as assigned. Be field level first point of contact for union representatives regarding all issues related to the collective bargaining agreement and the collective bargaining relationship. Collaborate with HR Business Partners, HR Services and Centers of Expertise as needed. Assist Labor Relations Directors in executing labor strategy and all field activities within the Business Units. Execute contract preparation and act in the capacity of lead negotiator or second chair in negotiation of select labor contracts. Partner with company lead on all employee communication campaigns - build credibility with and maintain good morale among employees, gain trust of management. Assist positive employee relations efforts throughout North America to include supervisor and manager training and employee awareness sessions. Provide coaching and counseling support to local management in the labor relations area. Execute effective training tools and conduct training for employees and managers in labor relations area. Work closely with Director, Labor Relations Field Operations and Labor Relations Directors to proactively respond to labor issues, management/labor councils, mediation and arbitration. Assist in execution of strike contingency plans - pre-planning, logistics, personnel pool, accounting and payroll, overall communication during work stoppage. Responsible for assisting Labor Relations Directors and HR Services in managing and tracking grievances utilizing established grievance processes. Assist in preparing for arbitration proceedings in the Region. Develop strong working knowledge of labor law practices and current events in the field. Assist in major investigations and fact finding on employee and labor relations issues within the Region.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. J.D. degree and/or a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Labor/Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Business, Political Science, or Economics fields preferred. 2 years or more of relevant labor relations or human resources experience; or relevant course study at accredited and recognized academic institution required. Experience in labor negotiations.

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