Labor Liaison Officer
Job Posted: 7 June 2022
Company: Bureau of Human Resources of Cook County
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Chicago, IL


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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Senior Labor Liaison Officer acts as a liaison with union representatives on behalf of County management during contract negotiations and documents proceedings. Assists Senior Labor Liaison Officer with collective bargaining issues and works with the Senior Labor Liaison Officer and Director of Labor (or designee) in determining negotiation positions, policies and strategy. Under the general supervision of the Senior Labor Liaison Officer, acts as a spokesperson on behalf of the County during contract negotiations and impact bargaining sessions. Coordinates and attends strategy meetings, negotiation sessions, and assists in the compilation of County negotiation proposals. Documents all management and union negotiation proposals, maintains control of all tentative agreements in negotiations, and works with counsel and union representatives to compile the union contracts. Prepares union contracts and wage scales for Board approval. Directs and coordinates implementation of wage components with appropriate County departments and offices as necessary. Provides assistance to Labor Counsel, the Assistant State’s Attorneys outside counsel, union representatives and other entities regarding various labor related issues including wage scale and rate implementation, impact bargaining, contract implementation, and dues deductions. Maintains databases, records, and information from past grievance files, personnel records, salary grades of specific union job classifications and previous union labor agreement information. Consults with Senior Labor Liaison Officer, the Director of Labor and counsel in matters of highest confidentiality and effectively recommends policy changes and courses of action in connection therewith.