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Vice President, Labor Relations

Vice President, Labor Relations
REF#: 32293
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Corporate
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA
ABOUT US:
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.
DESCRIPTION:
Supporting the EVP Labor Relations and team members, you will work with unions and business groups in contract negotiations, grievance resolution, arbitration's, interpretation and resolution of issues relating to collective bargaining agreements. You will also provide direction to business units such as Human Resources, Business Affairs, Legal, News, Sports, Operations and Facilities, TV and Radio Station Groups, Production and Finance regarding labor relations and negotiations.
Negotiate and draft contract language and manage relationships with unions and guilds and its representatives.
Assist with planning strategy for labor negotiations.
Represent the Company in union grievances, disputes, arbitration's or litigation, as well as hearings and administrative procedures.
Collection, analysis and distribution of information that is needed by department both on a routine basis and for special projects and maintain various databases.
Conduct and coordinate Union benefit fund audits with the Company.
Assist with the remitting of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to Unions and Guilds required by collective bargaining agreements.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
4 year college degree
8 + years of experience in labor relations required, preferably in the entertainment industry.
Possess excellent communication (both written and verbal) and analytical skills and the ability to develop and maintain spreadsheets and matrices.
Highly organized with the ability to plan the resolution of complex issues.
Sound judgment to distinguish relevant information, assimilate and analyze facts, and apply relevant problem solving techniques.
Ability to work collaboratively with the labor, legal, production and business unit leadership.
Ability to establish effective relationships with union and guild representatives and other labor organizations, as well as with other labor relation executives at the other entertainment companies.
Preferred:
JD preferred but not required.
EEO STATEMENT:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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