Labor Relations Specialist

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 21 January 2021
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Sunday, 21 March 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST, Human Resources (HR)-Labor Relations, to assist the manager of labor relations with the administration and interpretation of MIT’s six collective bargaining agreements.  Responsibilities include guiding DLC (departments, labs, and centers) managers/supervisors with matters related to contract compliance and other issues related to supervising union personnel and conflict resolution; helping managers/supervisors address step I and II grievances (possibly step III), conferring with labor and management representatives to resolve employee disputes; working with managers/supervisors to collect documentation/data for responding to union information requests and producing reports; attending joint labor management meetings, contract negotiations, impact bargaining sessions, arbitrations, and other meetings, recording notes and following up on action items; developing/maintaining a strong understanding of applicable collective bargaining and associated agreements, department policies, and MIT employment policies in order to advise managers on issues of contract compliance; working with HR colleagues and DLCs on the posting and bidding process for union positions, including updating job postings, ensuring compliance with posting requirements, reviewing applicants, and monitoring the process; helping develop, schedule, and conduct training programs for supervisors/managers; drafting communications; and performing other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in HR management, labor relations, or other business-related discipline; five years’ experience either advising management on the supervision of unionized employees or with the labor relations process on behalf of either labor or management; ability to conduct hearings, determine relevant facts, analyze facts in relation to contract language/practices, and write clear responses to union contract grievances; strong organizational and oral and written communication skills; and proficiency with Microsoft Office, Outlook, databases (including FileMaker Pro), and conducting internet searches.  

PREFERRED:  J.D. degree.  Job #19230-9

May need to report to work during second or third shifts on occasion in order to address issues that may arise with supervisors and employees who work those shifts.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) clearance.