Labor Relations Manager/Associate Counsel

NFSA has a great opportunity for a Labor Relations Manager/Associate Counsel. This individual will support various teams that negotiate collective bargaining agreements on behalf of approximately 200 unionized fire sprinkler contractors around the country, serve as a management trustee on various Taft-Harley employee benefits funds, and perform a wide variety of labor relations/legal services.

This position will report directly to NFSA's Senior Vice President of Industrial Relations and General Counsel. The activities of NFSA's Labor/Legal Department impact approximately 40,000 tradespeople and their families nationwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as either primary spokesperson or member on various teams which negotiate multi-employer collective bargaining agreements for NFSA members.
  • Assisting in the development of bargaining plans and strategies.
  • Developing strong working relationships with Association member contractors, union officials and members of the Association's Board of Directors.
  • Conducting research and drafting reports/statistical analysis in preparation for collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Serving as a fiduciary trustee on various Taft-Hartley pension, health and welfare, education, and other benefit funds.
  • Drafting provisions for and amendments to collective bargaining agreements.
  • Supporting member contractors with contract administration, grievance, arbitration, and NLRB issues.
  • Researching and drafting various other Association policies & procedures and participating in public policy review and drafting.
  • Participate in oversight of various committees associated with the collective bargaining process (i.e. negotiating, apprentice, labor-management cooperation, industry promotion).


Salary Range
$64,000.00 - 113,000.00
per Year
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Baltimore, MD 21090, US