Contract Enforcement Assistant

Based in Chicago, IL


UNITE HERE Local 1 is a progressive labor union dedicated to creating greater equality and opportunity for workers in the Chicago hospitality industry. Our Contract Enforcement Division focuses on training union members to work together to build power in the work place, resolve issues on the job, to pursue grievances, and to proactively investigate potential contract violations. Through this work additional bargaining unit positions have been created, staffing has increased, members have had disciplines removed and received back pay awards. As a Contract Enforcement Coordinator with UNITE HERE Local 1, you will be part of the team that empowers and enables our members to enforce the higher standards we have achieved in our industry by providing administrative support.

Job Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Update records in our database, produce materials and correspondence for union membership
  • Maintain grievance-related correspondence with employers
  • Collect, organize and analyze data and documents in preparation for grievance and arbitration hearings
  • Schedule and manage logistics for arbitration cases, shop steward trainings, and team meetings
  • Implement arbitration awards through document review, calculations, and communication with the Employer
  • Disbursement of grievance checks and production of promotional materials for social media platforms
  • Support with translation and interpretation for union members and union membership material as needed
  • Provide logistical and technical support for team members as needed
  • Request information and follow up with employers for the processing of grievances and preparing unfair labor practice charges where necessary


  • Dedication to social and economic justice, and specifically to building a strong labor movement
  • Detail oriented, able to work independently, organized
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, Google Drive, and ability to quickly learn other web-based applications
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to manage and upkeep different projects on varying timelines
  • Must take initiative and possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and understand contract language
  • Must be flexible, motivated, and willing to work as part of a team
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

The Contract Enforcement Assistant will report to the Union’s Staff Director. Candidate must be able to work Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm.

Application Information:
Please send cover letter, résumé and references to Lou Weeks at: lweeks@unitehere1.org.

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