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Senior Labor Relations Specialist - 90146003 - Philadelphia at Amtrak in Philadelphia, PA

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Your success is a train ride away.

Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Responsible for labor agreement administration in a team environment, including serving as Amtrak’s spokesperson in meetings with Labor Representatives to review and respond to cases involving discipline, claim and grievances appeals for single and/or multiple labor agreements.


•Investigates and researches areas of concern arising in the business of labor relations and responsible for preparing the timely decisions on claim, grievance and discipline appeals
•Acts as Amtrak’s spokesperson in meetings with Labor Representatives to settle claims and grievances on behalf of the Manager, Labor Relations
•Supports and responds to inquiries from managers about interpretations of labor agreements
•Conducts problem solving in the labor relations area amongst managers and/or union representatives to improve relations
•Participates in special projects in furtherance of contract handling, training and cross functional/Department
initiatives at Corporate and divisional levels
•Assists Field Manager Labor Relations in preparing for, and where warranted, participates in negotiation and writing of local agreements
•May assist or be assigned to special projects, including arbitration, from Corporate Labor Relations
•Delivers labor agreement and discipline process training to line supervisors and managers

•Demonstrated experience in labor relations field, such as contract administration, grievance handling, problem resolution and/or counsel and advice to line managers
•Interpersonal communications skills across departments
•Ability to manage difficult or emotional customers
•Proficiency with databases and search engines, Microsoft Office, including Outlook,  Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Comprehension of general labor agreements, principles of contract construction and relevant legal guidelines
•Ability to analyze and evaluate relevant legal guidelines and correctly apply these principles to relevant facts of cases
•Ability to produce volume and quality work within contractual deadlines


Master’s Degree in Business, Industrial Relations, Legal, HR, Communications, or JD

•Work experience in the railroad or transportation industry
•Work experience in labor negotiations
•Knowledge of railroad and labor and employment laws, such as: RLA, FRA, EEOC, FMLA, ADA, OSHA
•Knowledge of Amtrak labor agreements

Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:33121
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Illinois; Pennsylvania
Personnel Area:PA08
Job Family/Function:Human Capital 
Relocation Offered:No 
Education Requirements:Bachelors Degree
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 
Employment Experience Requirements:5 - 7 years of experience

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status. 

POSTING NOTES: Human Capital || No Additional

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