Labor Relations Specialists

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What they do:
Resolve disputes between workers and managers, negotiate collective bargaining agreements, or coordinate grievance procedures to handle employee complaints.
On the job, you would:
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Investigate and evaluate union complaints or arguments to determine viability.
  • Propose resolutions for collective bargaining or other labor or contract negotiations.



  • human resources (HR)
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • law and government


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • bringing people together to solve differences
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology In Demand

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Human resources software

  • Internet Grievance System IGS
  • Micropact entellitrak Labor Relations Edition


Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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