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California State Employees Association

California State Employees Association
CSUEU/SEIU Local 2579


Senior Labor Relations Representative

Based in Sacramento, CA


California State University Employees Union/SEIU Local 2579 represents approximately 16,000 employees across all 23 California State University campuses. CSUEU’s members are primarily in four different bargaining units and serve as the backbone of the California State University system. This position is currently assigned to CSU Sacramento, CSU Chico, and CSU Stanislaus. The Labor Relations Representative position reports directly to the CSUEU Executive Director and will be based in CSUEU’s Sacramento Headquarters office.

The Sr. LRR performs the most difficult and complex labor relations functions. The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiating CSEA bargaining unit contracts, including meet and confers and/or resolution of contract disputes.
  • Doing statistical and other research.
  • Organizing and analyzing accumulated data.
  • Exercising independent judgment in the implementation of major programs within the Association.
  • Preparing and recommending programs to carry out the objectives of the Association.
  • Advising, assisting, training and/or participating in all aspects of the negotiation and grievance processes including, but not limited to, arbitrations and meet and confers.
  • Representing individuals and the Union in different matters, including grievance, discrimination complaints, employee disciplinary hearings, unfair practice charges, and other administrative actions.
  • Full evidentiary hearings before the State Personnel Board and the Public Employment Relations Board
  • Organizing the workplace by signing up new members, assisting the workers in coming together for direct action, and informing the workers of the benefits of membership in the Union.
  • Represents employees and the Union in employer-employee relations matters
  • Trains members employer-employee relations functions
  • Acting as technical advisor and coordinator to various Union bodies, stewards and officials.
  • Providing advice, training, coordination and assistance to workers and job stewards on matters of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
  • Performing other staff, job steward and member training functions.
  • Ability to independently handle difficult and complex issues in labor relations matters.
  • Ability to exercise skills in interpersonal relationships
  • Performing other related duties as required.

Education: Equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college. One (1) year of experience in the classification of Labor Relations Representative may be substituted for the required education.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience in representation in employer/employee relations

Other: Possession of a valid California driver’s license and automobile.

Preferred candidate shall have:

  • Prior Union experience;
  • Prior experience with administrative appeals;
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse groups;
  • Clear and concise communication skills.

To Apply:
Send your cover letter and résumé in PDF format to: careers@calcsea.org, and list the job number in the subject line: CSUEU.2019.01. No phone calls please.

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