Labor Relations Specialist
Niles, OH 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of the Labor Relations Specialist.

  • Represents the company in addressing, investigating and resolving labor issues between management and the labor force, ensuring consistent application of contracts, local agreements, laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Conducts initial investigations and evaluations of union grievances, organizes meetings with supervisors to prepare for the Step 2 grievance process, and updates grievance logs and files to ensure accurate records.
  • Coaches, counsels, and trains supervisors on the hourly employee disciplinary process, the hourly employee job-bidding process, and the day-to-day issues and questions that arise between the company and hourly employees.
  • Supports the Labor Relation Manager in facilitating discussions between union representatives and company representatives in an effort to proactively resolve and clarify issues impacting either group.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with union representatives and employees.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and revision of policies, such as, work rules and disciplinary procedures governing bargaining unit employees.
  • Coordinates employee communications to keep employees informed regarding changes in work rules and policies.
  • Performs tasks related to the employment office, such as, assisting with extra list scheduling, maintaining hourly personnel files and answering general questions.
  • Assists with hourly investigations and composes findings and recommendations based on the outcome of those investigations.
  • Attends grievance hearings, takes and prepares notes, and assist with the drafting of grievance answers.
  • Assists in preparation for arbitration hearings, contract negotiations and responses to information requests.
  • Oversee apprentice program
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, i.e. human resources, labor relations, etc.; or with 3-5 years of Human Resources experience.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and build relationships with all levels of staff and work well with a team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to quickly learn new procedures and processes.
  • Able to maintain a positive attitude while performing within stressful situations and handling complex issues.
  • Ability to interpret and translate contract language in order to coach managers in resolving day-to-day issues.
  • Detail-oriented and very strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Preferred experience working with a represented work force with working knowledge of a wide range of labor-management issues that include disciplinary actions, appeals, grievances, performance-based actions, unfair labor practice charges, and negotiations.
  • Above average computer and systems knowledge (HRIS, MS Office and Outlook. SAP and Kronos and Brass Ring experience preferred).


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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