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SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1


Grievance Representative

Based in Detroit, MI


SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building the power of low-wage workers in service industries and fighting for economic, racial, immigrant, and environmental justice!

We are now hiring for a Grievance Representative in Detroit, MI to work in conjunction with organizers and our members.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute the steps of the grievance process.
  • Support and execute all aspects of grievance, Labor Board and other hearings as needed.
  • Effectively support the preparation and execution of arbitration, and fully argue cases before an arbitration panel.
  • Support contract negotiations as necessary.
  • Perform strike support, including organizing community support, helping pressure employers, back to work assignments.
  • Train, recruit and develop stewards in all matters regarding grievance handling and representational issues.
  • Support the union’s Member Resource Center when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Economics or equivalent experience in the labor movement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining and Human Resources issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply labor law and employment policies, practices and procedures.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing a quality member experience.
  • Skill to cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize work, subject to dynamic deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess information and evidence, and decide on appropriate course of action
  • Excellent writing skills for business communications and arbitration briefs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours, including occasional weekends.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable (based on the Staff Union Contract).
  • Full benefits package including employer- paid health insurance, a pension plan and paid vacation.
  • Car allowance and other benefits.

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