Labor Relations Representative 
Job Posted: 25 January 2024
Company: United States Steel
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Fairfield, AL


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Job Description

U. S. Steel is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and celebrate the diversity of our employees.

United States Steel Corporation is actively seeking a Labor Relations Representative. Labor Relations is a key function within our Employee Relations organization. The position is responsible for administering the labor agreement, counseling managers, and resolving complaints and grievances with union officials. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining productive business relationships with management and local union leadership. The position is located at our Alabama location. Relocation will be considered.

The Representative will be responsible for various activities including: 

  • Interpret the Basic Labor Agreement (BLA) and formulate local strategic positions 
  • Administer the grievance procedure: investigate, hold meetings with Union officials, draft and maintain records 
  • Research, analysis, and appropriate application of arbitration precedent 
  • Negotiate settlements as appropriate 
  • Enforce corporate policies and rules 
  • Ensure proper use of progressive discipline for Union represented employees 
  • Ensure compliance with contracting out provisions
  • Prepare and present cases for arbitration 
  • Act as primary on-site official contact/resource for all outside legal and litigation issues
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • Conduct investigations and prepare detailed responses
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulatory agencies (OFCCP, EEOC)
  • Counsel and train management on their rights and obligations
  • Incentive administration, maintenance, and auditing 
  • Labor and Overtime Control 
  • Manpower tracking, reporting, and analysis
  • Assist Human Resources as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in labor Relations or related field and 3 years of relevant experience OR Juris Doctor degree with a passion for labor relations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly articulate company’s position both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Willingness to meet aggressive deadlines

Competency Summary

At U. S. Steel all employees are expected to display the following core competencies every day to advance corporate, team and individual goals:

Think: Think Critically and Drive Change
Lead: Develop Talent and Collaborate
Do: Empower Performance and Deliver Results

Company Overview

Since 1901, U. S. Steel has been a recognized leader in steel production. Today, as the first North American steel company to have declared a 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal, we remain as innovative as ever, leading transformation across our industry while continuing to make products for everyday life - from industries as far ranging as automotive, construction, containers and packaging, appliances, and energy.

We show pride in our communities with community partnerships, corporate charitable contributions, company-sponsored employee volunteer initiatives, leadership training, and much more. And of course, we have a steadfast commitment to safety first in our workplaces and respect for our employees, who are United by Steel.

We are honored to have earned accolades and awards from well-regarded organizations, including the following:

  • Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® 2021, ’22, ‘23
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Equality 100 Award 2020, ’21,’22, ‘23
  • Disability:IN’s Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion 2021, ’22, ‘23
  • Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® 2022, ‘23
  • Military Times’ Best for Vets: Employers 2023
  • Mansfield Certification for progressing Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in Legal Department2023