Labor Relations Specialist - Remote MN/SD

Sanford Health Remote
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December 6, 2022
Sanford Health
Bemidji, Minnesota
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Facility: Bemidji Medical Center

Location: Bemidji, MN

Address: 1300 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA

Shift: Day

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40. 00

Salary Range: $34.50 - $57.00

Job Summary

The Labor Relations Specialist works with Labor Relations Counsel and a team of labor relations specialists to provide day-to-day advice and counsel to managers, supervisors, and human resources related to establishing and maintaining effective labor management relations across Sanford. Establishes and maintains effective labor-management relations at all levels. Interprets Sanford's collective bargaining agreements to ensure proper compliance and competitive positioning for negotiations. This includes developing strategic bargaining proposals and/or proactive solutions to current issues.

Supports/administers/counsels leaders in response to the escalation of grievances. Provides internal clients and departments with interpretation and communication of changes in CBA wages, benefits information and other contractual terms. In addition, brainstorms solutions to complicated situations and executes research and resolution of certain contractual disputes and obligations.

Demonstrates confidence and skill in negotiating capabilities. Handles confidential information in a mature and professional manner. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Displays strong attention to detail and accuracy. Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Provides expertise to support or conduct training sessions related to labor relations, benefits, employee engagement or effective leadership principles.


Bachelor s degree in business, human resources, labor or related field required or five or more years relevant experience.

Minimum five years experience in the labor relations field or a related industry.

Experience in leading labor negotiations and responding to union organizing attempts is preferred.

Labor Relations experience within a healthcare setting is a plus.

Working knowledge of National Labor Relations and other related federal and state laws.

Advanced experience and skills with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Office software tools required.

Advanced written and verbal communication skills required.

Current valid driver s license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category III drivers.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1- or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-

Job Function: Human Resources

Featured: No

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