The Labor Relations Negotiator acts as the chief/lead negotiator for collective bargaining negotiations; assists in maintaining satisfactory labor-management relations; interprets collective bargaining agreements; assists in grievance procedures; and assists/advises all operational levels on labor matters.
• Assists national company chief spokesperson in labor negotiations and/or serves as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations.
• Advises operational staff on labor and employee relations issues and strategies.
• Provides direction and guidance to operational staff on collective bargaining agreements.
• Conducts research, analysis and development of labor relation contract proposals and settlements
• Recommends to the national company chief spokesperson economic guidelines for settlements of negotiations.
• Develops and manages negotiating positions and strategies.
• Monitors trends in the company and nationally on labor issues.
• Coordinates and monitors union-free activities and strike preparedness planning.
• Prepares and presents required and special reports.
• Maintain labor relations database to include CBAs.
• May direct development and implementation of labor and employee relations training.
• May act as a liaison with federal mediation officials.
• May provide direction to respective staff engaged in investigations, corrective actions, and employee applicant grievances.
• Adheres to all company policies and procedures.
•2+ years experience as chief/lead negotiator for multiple CBAs (the Labor team supports over 77 CBAs across the U.S.)
• 2+ years experience juggling multiple CBA negotiations at one time (10 to 14 CBA negotiations at once)
• 2+ years experience managing all things Labor Relations, i.e. advising management, contract negotiations, contract interpretation, advising on grievances, etc.
• Experience managing a heavy travel schedule (80% travel)
* The ideal candidate will have experience managing the labor relations function for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provider(s)
• Four-year degree preferred. Relevant work experience may be substituted for formal education.