Open Position: Labor Relations Specialist

POSITION TITLE: Labor Relations Specialist

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Director of Field Operations


Works to promote and achieve the goals and priorities of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). Working with a team to plan and implement the initiatives of MNA in accordance with Association policy. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as Chief Negotiator in negotiating collective bargaining agreements for organized bargaining units;
  • Organizing members to advance MNA’s position on various contract proposals, grievances, or other strategic campaigns;
  • Investigating potential contract violations and representing nurses throughout the grievance process;
  • Answer member questions and concerns regarding their contract and other workplace issues
  • Representing nurses in labor-management committees;
  • Member education and training on topics including: representing members as local stewards, labor and employment related law, collective bargaining campaign strategies, participation in workplace actions and other union activities;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Labor Relations
  • Travel is required, including overnight stays. Work from home is a possibility, particularly for those who live in Greater Minnesota.


Education: Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Registered Nurses are encouraged to apply. Equivalent work experience will be considered.

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of unions, labor relations, and labor law required. Experience as a union advocate in areas of internal and/or external organizing, contract negotiations, and contract administration is required. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the health care industry is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate others are essential. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills are necessary. One year experience as a union representative (business agent/UniServ consultant) preferred.

SALARYSalary range is $78,229 – $144,227 with initial placement on the wage scale depending on experience and qualifications.  Step increases per collective bargaining agreement. MNA is an EEO/AA Employer.

CONTACTSend your resume and cover letter to Brenda Woodall, MNA Human Resources Manager, at