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Labor Relations Partner

Company: Ascension
Location: Rochester
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Full Time, Days M-F

Location: Rochester Michigan is preferred. Must reside within the Michigan market (20-30% travel required)


Do you have experience working with Unions? Check out this amazing Labor Relations Partner opportunity! You will manage grievances, arbitration and more! Apply today! 

What You Will Do:

Develop and execute Labor Relations strategy for Ministry Market to ensure ministry and market alignment with the organization's philosophy, strategies, policies and practices.

  • Serve as part of the Human Resources team on the development, administration, interpretation, and application of Labor Relations policies and programs and related matters, including quality control, data management, and compliance with local and national labor and employment laws.
  • Advise and assist in the administration of collective bargaining agreements, contract interpretation, grievance and discipline administration.
  • Consult with managers and HR Partners on workplace and associate issues, provide expert advice, coordinate with legal counsel, and serve as spokesperson and liaison with union leadership.
  • Coordinate and/or lead collective bargaining negotiations; serve as chief spokesperson and negotiator, representing and operationally defining labor policies that are competitive, and ensure cost effective labor agreements across Ministry Market.
  • Responsible for the ongoing implementation of business and operational changes during contract term.
  • Provide consultation and mediation regarding work-related issues, conflicts, discipline policy/procedures, questions, and contract interpretation.
  • Act as company advocate for labor arbitration cases.; conduct investigations, and prepare arbitration cases, working with Legal as appropriate.
  • Identify labor relations training needs. Assist in the design of training, and ensure training is delivered effectively to target audiences.
What You Will Need:


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

Work Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience working within a union environement preferred. 
Why Join Our Team:

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


Keywords: Ascension, Detroit , Labor Relations Partner, Other , Rochester, Michigan

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