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Labor Relations Specialists - 13-1075.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Business Agent
  • Business Representative
  • Grievance Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Labor Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1070 Human Resources Workers
13-1075.00 Labor Relations Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Advise management on matters related to the administration of contracts or employee discipline or grievance procedures.
  • Assess risk levels associated with collective bargaining strategies.
  • Assess the impact of union proposals on company or government operations.
  • Call or meet with union, company, government, or other interested parties to discuss labor relations matters, such as contract negotiations or grievances.
  • Develop employee health and safety policies.
  • Develop methods to monitor employee satisfaction with policies or working conditions, including grievance or complaint procedures.
  • Draft contract proposals or counter-proposals for collective bargaining or other labor negotiations.
  • Draft rules or regulations to govern collective bargaining activities in collaboration with company, government, or employee representatives.
  • Identify alternatives to proposals of unions, employees, companies, or government agencies.
  • Interpret contractual agreements for employers and employees engaged in collective bargaining or other labor relations processes.
  • Investigate and evaluate union complaints or arguments to determine viability.
  • Mediate discussions between employer and employee representatives in attempt to reconcile differences.
  • Monitor company or workforce adherence to labor agreements.
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Prepare and submit required governmental reports or forms related to labor relations matters, such as equal employment opportunity (EEO) forms, new hire forms, or minority compensation reports.
  • Prepare evidence for disciplinary hearings, including preparing witnesses to testify.
  • Prepare reports or presentations to communicate employee satisfaction or related data to management.
  • Present the position of the company or of labor during arbitration or other labor negotiations.
  • Propose resolutions for collective bargaining or other labor or contract negotiations.
  • Provide expert testimony in legal proceedings related to labor relations or labor contracts.
  • Recommend collective bargaining strategies, goals, or objectives.
  • Research case law or outcomes of previous case hearings.
  • Review and approve employee disciplinary actions, such as written reprimands, suspensions, or terminations.
  • Review employer practices or employee data to ensure compliance with contracts on matters such as wages, hours, or conditions of employment.
  • Schedule or coordinate the details of grievance hearings or other meetings.
  • Select mediators or arbitrators for labor disputes or contract negotiations.
  • Train managers or supervisors on topics related to labor relations, such as working conditions, safety, or equal opportunity practices.
  • Write letters related to labor relations activities, such as letters to amend collective bargaining agreements, letters of dispute or conciliation, or letters to seek clarification of contract terms.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on human resources topics.
  • Arrange collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Collect evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Establish business management methods.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies.
  • Evaluate personnel practices to ensure adherence to regulations.
  • Measure effectiveness of business strategies or practices.
  • Negotiate agreements to resolve disputes.
  • Organize special events.
  • Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Present business-related information to audiences.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Train personnel on managerial topics.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Equal Opportunity (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Advisor (EOA) (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Equal Opportunity Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Controlman (AEGIS) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fire Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Human Resources Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Personnel Administration Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Arbitrator
  • Conciliator