Join our team! The leading trade association is seeking an Associate Vice President, Labor Relations (AVP) to support the organization's membership statewide. The Associate Vice President, Labor Relations is accountable for the operational and financial success of assigned programs, ensuring seamless team management, program delivery, staff training, and quality control. The AVP, Labor Relations represents members by overseeing all labor relations activity of the association. Specifically managing the Northern and Southern California Union Contractors Councils, Trustee Coordinating Committee, Craft Committees and Collective Bargaining Committees, including labor-management meetings, seminars, and events to achieve the goals of the annual business plan.
Represents members during collective bargaining involving multiple contracts throughout the state. Responsible for overseeing staff support in Northern and Southern California in their assistance to achieve localized labor objectives, developing and implementing bargaining strategy, determining issues and positions, drafting contract proposals and contract language, understanding benefits plans and programs, preparation and/or review of compensation and financial analyses, contingency planning for work stoppages, and exerting the influence and persuasion needed to resolve issues and conclude the bargaining process amicably.
Manages the Northern and Southern California Union Contractors Council, Trustee Council, and Craft Committees; including, but not limited to:
The coordination, preparation and organization of meetings.
Provides research, intelligence and informed guidance to Chairmen and Committees at meetings and in the discussions with Union Officials.
Advises the Committees on labor issues and trends.
Directs and manages the compliance, grievance, and administrative support teams in Northern and Southern California: including, but not limited to:
The contract administration of collective bargaining agreements/Master Labor Agreements and Committee Rosters, Distribution Lists.
The grievance advocacy and administration of disputes associated with Master Labor Agreements.
Reviews clerical and personnel records to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and procedures have been followed.
Manages the work of the assigned staff, evaluates personnel, and reports relevant actions to the VP of Advocacy.
Development of resources and materials that create timely and efficient workflow and responses to member inquiries, meet member needs for information and direction, and ensures office productivity with use of appropriate software applications.
Provides proper and proactive labor relations advocacy, contract interpretation and application assistance, and direct representation services to members on their Union labor issues, disputes and/or concerns directly and through the compliance, grievance, and administrative support teams in Northern and Southern California.
Maintains ongoing relationship with members and union officials. Conducts labor-management meetings and/or meetings regularly with unions and members.
Works closely with the VP of Advocacy and the AVP of Government Affairs to inform legislative and regulatory advocacy, develop and maintain ongoing relationships with public officials, and provides input on legislative issues as appropriate and as directed by the VP of Advocacy. Serves as staff representative on Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee.
Manages contractor committees in bargaining project agreements, specialty agreements, or area and market segment agreements. Advises committees on special agreements to meet market conditions.
As directed, participates in outside committees as directed, i.e., trust funds, labor-management committees, industry organizations, etc.
Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with union officials in Northern and Southern California and promotes coordination with other trade Association staff.
Develops fee for service opportunities and aids on existing fee for service programs as directed by VP of Advocacy.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's (B.A. or B.S.) or advanced degree in a four-year college our university.
Seven to ten years of experience in labor relations with at least five years experience in construction labor relations.
Leadership skills and the ability to negotiate, influence, and collaborate with diverse groups of people within the construction industry.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills; effective, diplomatic and friendly communication style. Comfortable presenting to small and large groups.
Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relations.
Ability to work autonomously (self-direction is a must).
Comfortable working in a fast-paced and evolving work environment.
Flexibility to travel within state.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite.
Strong organizational skill with a good attention to detail.
Ability to work efficiently and show excellent time management skills.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC), the voice of the construction industry since 1920, is an organization of construction firms and industry-related companies committed to improving our physical environment through our commitment to the principles of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility. AGC Member Services provide industry leading advocacy and service in the following areas: Labor Relations, Government Affairs, Workforce Development, Training and more.