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Union Contract Administrator / Labor Relations Specialist

East Lansing, MI


The Clerical-Technical Union of Michigan State University, an independent labor union with approximately 1400 members, is seeking a contract administrator/organizer. Candidates must have strong skills in labor relations, interpreting and policing union contracts, resolving grievances and other workplace problems, and assisting in member engagement. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of experience as a labor advocate.

Job duties include:

  • Investigate, process, and provide recommendations for resolution for member grievances;
  • Prepare and present labor reports and maintain appropriate files;
  • Work with members on contract interpretation;
  • Able to plan and prioritize cases strategically to meet grievance timelines;
  • Assist with arbitrations;
  • Serve as a resource person for wide variety of union activities;
  • Train, recruit, and develop members in matters regarding grievance handling, representational matters, union issues, and leadership building, etc.;
  • Work collaboratively with staff, executive board, and University administration to maintain and foster positive professional relationships;
  • Support contract negotiations, organizing campaigns, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application:
Please email a resume with cover letter to Tracy@ctumsu.org and Deb@ctumsu.org. You may also fax the documents to 517-353-3284, or mail them to CTU of MSU, ATTN: Deb Bittner, 2990 E. Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.

The posting closes on April 15, 2017.

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