Clerical-Technical Union of Michigan State University

Clerical-Technical Union of Michigan State University

Union Contract Administrator / Labor Relations Specialist

Based in East Lansing, MI


The Clerical-Technical Union of Michigan State University, an independent labor union with approximately 1,300 members, is seeking a Contract Administrator.


  • Candidates must have strong skills in labor relations, interpreting and monitoring union contracts, resolving grievances and other workplace problems, and assisting in member engagement.
  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience as a labor advocate. Master’s Degree desired.
  • The CTU has members at locations throughout the State of Michigan with the majority of members located in East Lansing, MI. The qualified candidate must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, the ability to drive long distances, and reliable transportation with up-to-date insurance. The employee will be reimbursed for mileage not considered part of the regular commute.
  • Candidates must be able to work evening and weekends when needed.

Job Duties:

  • Investigate, process, and provide recommendations for resolution for member grievances;
  • Prepare and present labor reports and maintain appropriate files;
  • Work with members on contract interpretation;
  • Ability to plan and prioritize cases strategically to meet grievance timelines;
  • Assist with arbitrations;
  • Serve as a resource person for wide variety of union activities;
  • Train, recruit, and develop members in matters regarding grievance handling, representational matters, union issues, and leadership building, etc.;
  • Work collaboratively with staff, executive board, and University administration to maintain and foster positive professional relationships;
  • Support contract negotiations, organizing campaigns, special projects, and other duties as assigned.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email a résumé with cover letter to president@ctumsu.org. You may also fax the documents to 517-353-3284, or mail them to CTU of MSU, ATTN: Deb Bittner, 2990 E. Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.

The posting closes on June 22, 2020.

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