Labor Representative

Submitted by Administrator on December 4, 2014
St. Paul, MN

The Minnesota Nurses Association of the National Nurses United (NNU) AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced Labor Representative. NNU is leading the national movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system based on patient need. The NNU, AFL-CIO is organizing the movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. The NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse (RN) collective bargaining contracts in the nation and was responsible for California’s RN Safe Staffing Law - the first of its kind nationwide. NNU provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payerhealthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.

We seek an experienced Labor Representative who enjoys developing and working with strong members and who shares our vision of  nurses leading a national movement for healthcare justice.

This is more than an ordinary union job; we seek a skilled Labor Representative who wants to use their skills strategically.  The ideal candidate would relish the chance to build strong workplace committees, develop local leadership, educate members about alternatives to corporate control of health care, and mobilize members to fight for universal healthcare.

As the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association we represent 150,000 members nationally in the major healthcare systems, and with rapid membership growth.

Job Description

The destiny of the Minnesota Nurses Association continues to be built of ideas, integrity and the dedication of 20,000 members today and the promise of passionate, articulate members tomorrow.

The labor representative is responsible for all matters related to collective bargaining, including organizing nurses in private and public employment; compiling, analyzing, interpreting and presenting pertinent data; negotiating contracts; processing grievances and conducting arbitrations; and representing nurses in employment-related problems. The ideal candidate has had prior experience as a full time labor representative, with demonstrated success at contract negotiations and arbitrations, plus effectiveness in organizing membership participation and developing rank and file leadership.

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Watch Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN outline why nurses are on the frontlines of the fight for Medicare for All.

CNA/NNU provides a very competitive salary and benefit package including full family and domestic partner coverage, medical, dental, pension and 401(k).

CNA/NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.