About Us: GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
Role Summary: The Union relations Manager leads projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business or is a recognized expert in a specialized field. In this role you will be responsible for major and complex assignments with long-term business implications, manage complex issues within area of expertise, and contribute to the overall strategy.
Essential Responsibilities: Provide strategic and day-to-day Union Relations leadership for the assigned locations including the negotiation of all collective bargaining agreements and dispute resolution at the terminal step of the grievance procedure.
Identify the business goals and formulate Union Relations strategies. Represent the Company at all legal proceedings as it pertains to Union Relations. Represent the Company in Union Relations matters with unions at a designated site(s). Provide Union Relations strategies / plans as they integrate with Company /business goals. Exercise good judgment and decision making in the best interest of maintaining amenable labor management relations. Provide advice and counsel to management, Human Resource / Union Relations direct or indirect reports on contract language interpretation and other Union policies, practices, and procedures. Collaborate with the IR team in negotiating the collective bargaining agreements, and terminal stage grievances. Assist the Legal Operation with all legal matters pertaining to the Union(s) such as arbitration hearings, National Labor Review Board (NLRB) hearings, discipline review boards, etc. Assist other functional support groups such as Compensation, Employment, Benefits, etc. in relevant matters in collaboration with Legal department and Regional Employer Association (Unione Industriale) Interface with Aviation Union Relations as required.
Qualifications/Requirements: Law or Political Science degree (Laurea Specialistica) achieved in an Italian accredited university. Significant experience in labor management relations work, including negotiations. EU work permit.
Desired Characteristics: Additional Union Relations negotiations experience is mandatory. Knowledge of national and Italian Labor rules. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Able to make decisions quickly under pressure
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