Full-time, Union position with excellent benefits
Laborers’ Local 341 is interviewing for a Business Agent to join its current team and help represent various bargaining units primarily in the healthcare field and service contracts, as well as assist with construction contracts.
As a Business Agent, the main duties consist of administering Union contracts for multiple employers primarily in the healthcare field; negotiating contracts; representing members at disciplinary meetings with management; and organizing and attending professional practice meetings at various employer sites. The position constantly monitors working conditions, potential contract violations, safety concerns, and legislative or industry changes. Organizing new groups of employees is another key component of the agent’s duties. Organizing these new groups involves empowering workers, conducting intensive outreach campaigns, building strong working relationships with employees, identifying and cultivating new leaders, and mobilizing employees to become engaged and take action. The position requires a high degree of self-motivation and independence, but also requires the ability to work in a team and motivate others while continually being responsive to members’ concerns.
Strong working knowledge of the healthcare industry and its business operations, economic fundamentals, and HR policy is essential. Competent knowledge of construction is required. Must have a strong commitment to the cause of organized labor and have a desire to advocate for workers. A bachelor’s degree is highly desired.
Help bring new ideas for marketing with design and content creation. Select products to incorporate design creations for brand recognition throughout community. Manage other design needs such as presentations, signage, and trade show collateral as needed.
Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office products: Word, Outlook, and Excel. Aptitude for learning windows-based systems is needed. Manage and expand the organization’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, and additional channels that may be deemed relevant. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. Ability to speak in front of a crowd is important. Good organization skills and attention to detail are a must.
This position keeps informed of local, state, and national legislation and trends that might affect members working in healthcare professions. The position may also involve participation as a Board member on state or other pertinent organizations as opportunities arise.
Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Laborers at (907) 341-0341 to talk with Brandon Calcaterra with any questions.
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