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People Director Union Labor Relations

Company: CBRE
Location: Dallas
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

People Director Union Labor Relations

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Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

People/Human Resources


Remote - US - Remote - US - United States of America

About us:

Get ready for an exciting career with CBRE!

CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services. We have been ranked the industry's top brand by the Lipsey Company for 15 consecutive years and one of Fortune's "Most Admired Companies" in the sector for four years running!

Through our values of respect, integrity, service, and excellence, we steadfastly focus on crafting successful outcomes for our clients, employees, and shareholders.

We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Disability, Paid holidays and Vacation.

This is a new opportunity to join our People Team at CBRE. The People Director for Labor Relations is an integral role for our clients to help us provide outstanding Facilities Management services. This role will support both our Property Management Business and our Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) platform.

We are looking for someone who can serve as the subject matter expert for labor relations for the Company's US business units. Plan and advise the labor relations activities including strategy, collective bargaining negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance and arbitration procedures, NLRB actions, and national and local union relationships. Perform work that requires in-depth knowledge, analysis, judgment and resolution of complex situations and circumstances. Work with GWS account leaders, PM managing directors, People business partners and labor organization representatives and work with minimal direct supervision.

What you'll do:

  • Provide advice and counsel to account management teams and People business partners regarding local and national labor relations.
  • Be responsible for and lead negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, interpret contract language, support management in administration of grievance and arbitration procedures, and provide guidance to management during contract negotiations.
  • Conduct analysis of the economic and operational impact of bargaining proposals and advise management on bargaining goals. Formulate, recommend and execute negotiation strategy. Write contract language.
  • Communicate with payroll and HRIS departments and create collective bargaining agreement summaries to enable administration of payroll and benefit fund requirements.
  • Review and approve union trust fund participation agreements.
  • Support administration of contract settlements, release agreements, memorandum agreements, and side letter agreements between the Company and the unions. This includes negotiation, conferring with team members, determining cost, and partnering with legal department on language specific to each case.
  • Manage relations with local and national labor unions.
  • Use subject matter expertise to respond to inquiries from senior People leaders and management on labor strategy related to potential new business opportunities and union-represented employee transitions.
  • Support business development teams by performing due diligence analysis on collective bargaining agreements for potential new business opportunities.
  • Provide internal reports and information concerning the Company's labor relations activity. Use data analysis to support business decisions.
  • Provide business partner and management training on managing in a unionized environment. Support People and management teams in non-union locations in maintaining a union-free environment.
  • Manage Company response to union organizing campaigns, representation petitions, and other matters before the NLRB.
  • Maintain relationships with outside labor counsel and manage ad hoc engagements.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
    Manages the planning, organization and controls for a functional area or department. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values. Coordinates and assigns tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.

    What you'll need:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each 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 degree (BA/BS) from 4-year college or university and a minimum of 10 years of related experience. Masters degree (MA/MS) preferred.

    Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation preferred.

    Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret business documents. Ability to respond effectively to issues and to maintain confidentiality. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on topics to employees. Ability to empower and negotiate effectively with key employees and client groups to take desired action.

    Requires knowledge of basic financial and accounting terms and principles. Ability to manage the departmental budget. Ability to perform basic mathematical functions and prepare sophisticated spreadsheets using Excel functions.

    Ability to solve problems and take care of a variety of options in situations. Requires strong analytical and quantitative skills.

    Intermediate Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft.

    Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve results. Responsible for setting project, department and/or division deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to line of business and/or overall company.

    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

    CBRE carefully considers multiple factors to determine compensation, including a candidate's education, training, and experience. The minimum salary for the position is $140,000 annually and the maximum salary for the position is $175,000 annually. The compensation that is offered to a successful candidate will depend on the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. Successful candidates will also be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on CBRE's applicable benefit program.

    CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at recruitingaccommodations@cbre.com or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

    NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Dallas , People Director Union Labor Relations, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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