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Sr. Manager, Labor Relations

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01425396 Most Recent Date Posted 04/08/2021 City Windsor Locks State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USA

Role Overview
This position manages a large team of experienced professionals and team leaders in Labor and Employee Relations, implements plans and initiatives concerning labor and employee relations programs, hears and issues decisions involving contract matters and grievance proceedings, and consults with HR and legal professionals to resolve labor and employee relations matters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The role oversees WLOX and the multi-business site that it encompasses; inclusive of 1000+ represented employees and two active unions (International Association of Fire Fighters and International Association of Machinists – IAFF & IAM

  • This role supports a subset of a heritage Hamilton Sundstrand business (propellers).

  • Responsible for day-to-day contract negotiations and strategic business moves, while ensuring we adhere to the collective bargaining agreement and state/federal labor laws.

  • Manages the implementation of operational plans focused on the delivery of labor and employee relations programs.

  • Advises on policies that focus on ensuring workplace harmony and productivity.

  • Manages programs and initiatives focused on ensuring the success of labor and management relations.

  • Oversees the advice provided to employees on contractual policy and corrective action matters to ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Works with the appropriate HR and legal professionals to confirm the correct remedial action in accordance with company policy and laws of the region, respectively.

  • Oversees decision making on contractual matters related to issues impacting working conditions as outlined in union contract(s).

  • Manages the delivery of programs focused on enhancing labor and management relations at sites where employees are represented by labor unions.

  • Develops plans focused on implementing management represented programs that seek to keep worksites union free.

  • Hears and issues decisions on routine to moderately complex grievance arbitration and contractual matters.

  • Manages the documentation of events involved in dispute and grievance resolution proceedings. Works directly with legal professionals when requested to provide information that is used to develop legal briefs prepared for complex labor disputes and grievance arbitrations.

  • Consults with HR leaders, as needed, to obtain information on total rewards, talent management and other HR policies and programs to inform the decision-making process related to labor and employee relations issues.

  • Oversees management and implementation of labor policy.

  • Leads contract negotiation, grievance cases, arbitrations, conciliations and federal and state labor legislation.

  • Represents management in collective bargaining with unions representing company employees; provides counsel and assistance to employees in management.

  • Administers and maintains compliance policies.

  • Consults with other human resources managers and executive management to gain insight for personnel policy such as wages, benefits, pensions and work rules and practices that may be of concern when developing or revising union contracts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience.In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience

  • 3+ years labor relations experience within a union environment

  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading/supporting contract negotiations within a union environment

  • Prior leadership experience

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second.  Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  •  And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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