MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
Provide counsel and direction on the administration of labor agreements to ensure Metro-North Railroad’s (MNR) primary mission to deliver a safe, reliable and efficient transportation service to the public. This position provides interpretation and advisement on labor-management activities, collective bargaining agreements and labor law to protect MNR’s financial interests and promote its strategic goals, with an objective to prevent and resolve labor disputes.
Arrange, attend and participate in monthly conferences with union representatives to discuss contract grievance and employee discipline appeals; perform analytical review of claims, grievances and discipline transcripts; prepare substantive letters of decision to Union General Chairman within specified time limitations set forth in collective bargaining agreements.
Provide prompt and accurate response to labor contract questions or concerns raised by operating department managers by telephone or email inquiries. Prepare written responses to correspondence received from outside agencies, unions and employees.
Draft legal briefs and serve as the MNR management advocate at final and binding arbitration sanctioned by the National Mediation Board for all contract grievance and employee discipline cases.
Meet with supervisors and managers of other MNR departments to discuss labor-management issues and any implications on the application of various rules of the labor contracts.