We are hiring! GBCA is looking for a talented individual to join our team as Senior Manager, Industry Research and Labor Relations.

Senior Manager, Industry Research and Labor Relations

Job Description (brief summary)
The Senior Manager of Industry Research and Labor Relations serves as a resource to GBCA membership on matters of labor, industry analytics and research, or association relations.

The essential Industry Research duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Develop and maintain reports and dashboards to track key performance indicators and industry trends.
  • Compose and compile reference documents and statistical data regarding labor legislation, labor market conditions, prevailing union and management practices, wage and salary surveys, and employee benefits programs.
  • Gather and analyze data on local, regional, and national collective bargaining agreements, including terms and conditions, wages and benefits, and other relevant provisions.
  • Research and identify industry standards and norms found in similar collective bargaining agreements across the nation.
  • Provide data-driven recommendations to the executive leadership regarding methods to improve the Association’s operations and member engagement opportunities.
  • Provide comprehensive language analysis and draft summary documents for general and specialty trade agreements as required by industry stakeholders and the Association.
  • Assess the potential impact of collective bargaining agreements on member companies and the industry.

The essential Labor Relations duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a key member resource regarding labor relations issues.
  • Advise association management regarding the development, application, and interpretation of labor relations policies and practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key labor organizations and their representatives.
  • Provide contractors with guidance and support regarding area agreements, labor disputes, and measures to prevent work stoppages.
  • Provide information regarding the interpretation and application of the collective bargaining agreements.
  • Evaluate grievances and other local conflicts resulting from the labor Agreements to determine if contractual violations have occurred. Recommend or implement appropriate remedies to grieving parties.
  • Develop and maintain the Association labor relations information systems, detailing significant events and corrective actions.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the GBCA Labor Policy Committee, prepare meeting agendas, conduct Committee meetings, and record minutes.
  • In collaboration with executive leadership and Board members, assist in developing the collective bargaining strategy for the Association to support overall Association objectives.
  • Develop relationships with other bargaining associations and collaborate as needed throughout regional negotiations.
  • Develop MOU’s and gain acceptance for all Agreements upon reaching tentative agreements.
  • Review the draft agreements prior to authorization for printing.