Duties: Largest industrial Union in North America seeks energetic individuals from varying backgrounds who are interested in careers in the labor movement and fighting on behalf of working people.
The USW Collective Bargaining, Research and Benefits Department provides support for collective bargaining in the areas of economics' health care, pension and other benefits; and public policy initiatives.
Department staff respond to requests for assistance from elected leadership and staff, and often participate in negotiations in the USW's core and non-traditional industries (steel, paper, oil and chemical, aluminum, tire, mining, health care, public sector and other manufacturing and service sectors).
Travel Required: The available position involves providing assistance in evaluating the financial health of employers, developments within various USA-represented industries, comparing wages and economic provisions in collective bargaining agreements; developing and monitoring profit sharing, gainsharing and other variable compensation plans. Opportunities to provide support for a wide range for public policy campaigns, including alternative energy and green jobs initiatives, and to help educate staff and local union leadership will also be part of the position.
The individual in this position will also be expected to develop analytical skills and bargaining skills involving health care, pension and other benefit programs and issues.
Qualifications: Degree or coursework in labor relations, economics, accounting, finance or related field and a commitment to the labor movement. Graduate or advanced degree prefered, but will consider candidates with strong research or labor union experience.
Stong computer, analytical and communication skills are essential. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to work with others and on multiple projects simultaneously.
Financial, accounting or analytical skills helpful.
Salary: Salary range is $57,000 to $87,000 per year, plus $3,900 per year per diem. Starting salary is determined by experience and education. Excellent benefits, including a defined benefit plan.
Contact: Please send resume and writing sample to:
Mike Yoffee, Assistant to the International President
5 Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsulvania 15222