This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of analyses involving collective bargaining issues or specialized issues; for providing assistance to affiliates during negotiations, impasse resolution proceedings, organizing campaigns, and other union activities. Analyses may involve collective bargaining issues, fiscal and budgetary issues, and/or the funding, regulatory, and work environment of AFSCME members in the social services sector.
- Conducts in-depth responses and studies upon request of affiliate and AFSCME staff. May involve developing new resource materials.
- Analyze city, county, state, and other budgets, to review the fiscal condition and ability to pay and highlight areas for further questioning.
- Documents analysis and recommendations and prepares appropriate exhibits.
- Analyzes health and pension plan documents and actuarial reports in order to develop an appropriate response to employers, policymakers, union leaders, staff, and members.
- Analyzes state and federal legislative and regulatory initiatives in the social service field to determine their impact on AFSCME members and make recommendations.
- Works with AFSCME affiliates on implementation of initiatives. Serves as a negotiator or in an advisory capacity during negotiations.
- Prepares and may present economic exhibits, information summaries, arguments and counterarguments, and testimony during impasse procedures.
- May be asked to prepare and present testimony before city councils, county, and state legislatures, and may deal with the press on issues.
- Prepares materials for and conducts briefings and workshops at affiliate meetings and conferences covering key issues. Serves as staff liaison to one or more advisory committees appointed by the President.
- Reviews specific issues and concerns for the committee and helps develop programs to address their specific needs. Serves as a staff resource to these committees, preparing meeting agendas and materials, following up on actions recommended, and drafting resolutions and recommendations.
- May monitor one or more specialty issues or topics of importance to AFSCME.
- Serves as the resource person in these areas for both affiliate and AFSCME staff. This means serving in an advisory role during negotiations and conducting workshops.
- Writes occasional articles, manuals, and fact sheets on various areas of concentration.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, advanced degree desirable with course work in, depending on specific duties, economics, employee benefits, or labor relations; CEBS certification desired.
- A minimum of (7) seven of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Thorough knowledge of labor unions and organizing.
- Thorough and advanced knowledge of economic principles.
- Thorough knowledge of collective bargaining processes and issues.
- Thorough knowledge of health and retirement benefit issues.
- Ability to analyze, formulate plans, and develop solutions.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to conduct sound research and make logical conclusions.
- Ability to formulate program strategies and respond to formal information requests.
- Ability to perform advanced benefit plan design analysis.
- Ability to lead projects.
- Ability to develop curriculum and present effective training seminars.
- Advanced skills in the use of personal computers, internet research, and database software.
Travel and work hours
- Travel and on occasion working extended hours or weekends may be required.