Employee Relations Director


Dallas, TX

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 128 days ago

  by    Josh Slimmer

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The Director of Labor/Employee Relations partners and consults with Business Unit Presidents, RVP's, Division Presidents, General Managers, HRM's and other leaders to ensure the development and implementation of proactive, well-balanced and effective labor/teammate relations strategy. This position works as a liaison between teammates and management when necessary to resolve conflict and/or conduct investigations, as needed. The Director stays abreast and has comprehensive knowledge of all NLRA/NLRB guidelines and changes, labor trends and avoidance best practices. This position will support the Sr. Director, Teammate Relations in the execution of all aspects of labor/teammate relations strategy.

  • Ensures response readiness and execution of the labor/teammate relations strategy.
  • Continually assessing, identifying and working with leaders to act concerning labor/teammate relations challenges and concerns by reviewing teammate surveys and business metrics, trends and/or impact of changes to the teammates.
  • Proactively respond to labor risks by conducting vulnerability assessments, environmental scans, education or other required actions.
  • Ensuring a current knowledge and understanding of labor environment in assigned areas of business to provide a strategic review, assessment and action plan for company readiness. (e.g. analyzing competitor contracts, union and NGO tactics, area demographics, legislative activities, etc.)
  • Proactively growing leaders and HR through relevant core, situational, regular and targeted education.
  • Provide on the ground guidance and leadership to management and HR during labor campaigns.
  • Formulate and administer labor/teammate relations policy for the company according to knowledge of company objectives.
  • Provide labor/teammate relations, coaching and education to leadership on a regular and ongoing basis.
  • Work closely with both in house and outside labor counsel, as needed to ensure that labor policies comply with Federal and State law.
  • Works on complex labor/teammate relations projects and activities to support, analyze, develop and improve teammate engagement. (team member surveys, Connectivity Program, focus groups).
  • Develops materials to support the labor/teammate relation strategy by creating, maintaining and/or updating presentations and other materials for use proactively and reactively.
  • Provides labor/teammate relations, coaching and education to leadership regularly.
  • Remains knowledgeable of the most current trends in labor relations to provide an effective and supportive service to Operations and HR.
  • Develop and implements best practices to help maintain a union free work environment.
  • Develop and communication current labor information regularly to corporate officers. (e.g. labor/teammate relations policies and practices, trends, status updates, etc.)
  • Available to teammates and leadership to discuss workplace issues, investigate and make recommendations to leadership.


  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources Management, or another related field.
  • Have a minimum of 8 years labor/employee relations experience.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years union avoidance experience.
  • Need someone who can communicate and operate at all levels, from board room to warehouse floor.
  • High energy and able to travel frequently.
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.