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Human Resource / Employee + Labor Relations Manager

Kalamazoo, MI
Minimum of 60
November 02, 2019

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Human Resource/ Labor Relations


A proactive, dedicated Human Resource/Labor Relations specialist with over 25 years of comprehensive experience: change management, conflict management, benefits administration with extensive experience in the private and public sectors. Collective bargaining with unions (21 Union Contract Negotiations) as well as non-union experience, exempt & non-exempt employees for corporations and non-profit facilities. Demonstrated success with initiated cost containment strategies with proven ability to implement strategic plans for recruiting, retention, and succession planning.

·HR Operational Management ·Policy Design & Administration ·OSHA/Safety Regulations

·Benefits Administration ·EEO/Regulatory Compliance ·Risk Management

·Succession Planning ·21 Contract Negotiations ·Strategic Planning

·Employee Relations ·Training & Development ·Teamwork/Leadership


Family Health Center: Kalamazoo, MI

Human Resources Manager (2015-Present)

Oversight of all Employee Relations, Succession Planning, and long-term Human Resources strategies.

Human Resources/ Labor Relations Consultant, Self-Employed: Kalamazoo, MI

Conducted comprehensive evaluations of HR and Employee Relations policies and practices, along with developing employee handbooks and best practices guidelines for the following companies:

·Urban Information Network: Detroit, MI (Internet Information & News)

·Patten Energy Inc.: Los Angeles, CA (Petroleum & Lubricant Sales, 200 employees)

·Marocco Land Project: Inglewood, CA (Trucking & Transportation, 63 employees)

·Metro: Los Angeles, CA (LACMTA, 10,000 employees)

·California Clinical Trials: Glendale, CA (Hospital, 400 employees)

Battle Creek Public School District: Battle Creek, MI

Executive Director Human Resources & Labor Relations (2012-2013)

Direct all aspects of Human Resources, Labor Relations (Contract Negotiations with five Unions) Benefit Administration, Transportation, Safety, Facilities Management, Succession Planning, and long-term Human Resource strategies.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Los Angeles, California

Labor Relations Administrator (2007-2011)

Direct all aspects of Human Resources, Employee/Labor Relations Administrator for this municipality with over 10,000 employees, five collective bargaining units of exempt/non-exempt employees with multiple locations. Oversight of arbitrations, mediations, grievance and dispute resolution. Performed as Hearing Officer for employee grievance resolutions, relating to discipline actions or discharge. Participated in and performed a variety of tasks during collective bargaining negotiations.

Reynolds Metal/Ball Corporation: Torrance, CA

Regional Human Resources Manager (1995-2007)

Managed all Human Resources activities for the multiple locations of the Metal Beverage Division. Directed labor relations, including collective bargaining agreements (participated as Lead Negotiator, 2nd Lead Negotiator and Team Member), oversight of compensation and benefits administration, conflict resolution, recruitment, and retention efforts. Developed and implemented strategies for cultural awareness and diversity training, along with attendance policies that reduced annual absenteeism from 19% to 5%. Directed management team in creating and operation of succession planning policies. Provided leadership and teamwork that resulted in management and non-management partnerships, ultimately contributing to efficient operations and profitability. Implemented employee recordkeeping practices that ensured compliance with OFCCP, VETS-100, OSHA 300 log, and up-to-date reporting.

United States Air Force

E4-Motion Picture Lab Technician


Suffield University: New Haven, CT

B.S., Business Administration (1999)


·National Management Association

·Society for Human Resources Management

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