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Director of Labor Relations

Company: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company
Location: Hammond
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB) employs over -600 employees who are organized into 14 collective bargaining units. The Director of Labor Relations, under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, will interact with representatives from each of the collective bargaining units. The position requires the ability to write persuasively, strong interpersonal skills, negotiation experience and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects concurrently. Candidates should be able to quickly analyze a problem/or question and decide the level of importance and necessary higher level intervention, while building trusting relationships and function effectively with Officers, Senior Leaders, and Department Managers. IHB seeks an employee who can develop and implement innovative ideas and methods in the position. The role is a full time, management position. Please note this is not a remote position. The salary range for this position is $115,000 - $150,000. The Director of Labor Relations will: - Interpret collective bargaining agreements and negotiate revisions to collective bargaining agreements; - Conduct all claims handling on the property, compromising the claims or advancing them to arbitration when in the railroad's interest; - Prepare arbitration briefs and argue arbitration cases before transportation tribunals. - Oversee contract costing research and survey management in preparation for negotiation; - Train managers in the proper application of agreement rules, employee discipline practices, and other labor matters as appropriate; - Work collaboratively with the General Counsel and HR to establish, revise or update labor and employment policies and guidelines; - Work with HR on other related employment matters; - Participate in the disciplinary systems process including holding hearings as outlined by the collective bargaining agreements. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability coverage, 401(k) with generous match, tuition reimbursement, supplemental pension and annual bonus if company reached certain financial, safety and company goals. Salary commensurate with experience. - - Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION: - Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. - Juris Doctorate or Master's in Business Administration preferred. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: - Two or more years of experience in labor/employee relations matters, including in developing, implementing, reviewing and/or challenging labor and human resources policies, as a lawyer or as an administrator. - - Experience in a union environment preferred. - Prior successful experience in partnering with the leadership of a corporation, division, and/or functional areas of a company or public institution or organization to drive change such as transitioning cultures, mergers, acquisitions, reorganization, etc. - Prior success in leading large-scale programs and projects. - Experience supporting a highly diverse workforce. - Knowledge of federal and state wage and hour, labor and employment laws. - Knowledge of best practices in employment and labor law, and federal and state related law areas. - Knowledge in the Railway Labor Act preferred. - Expertise in computer systems and applications to retrieve and analyze data is useful. Application requirements: - Provide a current resume, cover letter and writing sample. **Only applicants who are chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Keywords: Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company, Hammond , Director of Labor Relations, Executive , Hammond, Indiana

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