SEIU Local 1

SEIU Local 1

Grievance Representative

Based in Chicago, IL


SEIU Local 1 has been on the cutting edge of building power for low-wage workers in service industries and fighting in larger struggles for social justice on issues such as health care, immigration, racial justice, and economic wins for workers.  We are now hiring a Grievance Representative to work in our Chicago Office.

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:

  • Knowledge and understanding of collective bargaining and Human Resources issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Economics or equivalent experience in the labor movement.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply labor law and employment policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to providing 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 required.
  • 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, tuition reimbursement and other benefits.

To Apply:
Please email a résumé and cover letter. You may apply HERE.

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