An energetic Labor Relations Representative who is a self-starter with excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills. I have over 5 years of experience in the field of Labor Relations and Human Resources. Although my experience has primarily been in negotiating collective bargaining agreements (CBA's) and filing grievances on behalf of union workers, I would like to transition to Human Resources recruiting.
Recruiting and selection techniques
Fluent in Spanish
Conscientious and motivated
Knowledge of Human Resources practices
Knowledge of labor and employment laws
Recruited 50+ new union stewards, leaders, and activists for 15 different unionized bargaining units.
Negotiated 10+ renewed collective bargaining agreements for 3-5 year agreements prior to contract expiration.
Organized 150+ union members to participate in the annual Detroit Labor Day Parade in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Union Organizer January 2012 to December 2012AFT Michigan － Ann Arbor, MI
Organized Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRA's) to unionize at the University of Michigan.
Collected union authorization cards from GSRA's to present to the Michigan Employment Relations Committee (MERC) for union recognition efforts.
Recruited GSRA leaders and activists to organize and educate other GSRA's about the benefits of unionization and collective bargaining.
Labor Relations Representative January 2006 to October 2010SEIU Healthcare Michigan － Detroit, MI
Organized workers to become more involved in their union and contract campaigns at their workplace.
Recruited leaders and activists to organize, educate, and identify and organize new union supporters.
Negotiated collective bargaining agreements and handled workers' grievances at the final step of the grievance process in accordance with their collective bargaining agreement.
Master of Arts : Labor Relations and Human Resources, 2004Michigan State University － East Lansing, MI, USA
Bachelor of Arts : Sociology, 2001Michigan State University － East Lansing, MI, USA