Labor Union Business Agents

Labor union business agents manage the daily business matters of labor unions and act as liaisons between the union and management during contract negotiations. They manage business affairs for the labor unions that employ them, and inform the media of labor union happenings. Labor union business agents are also responsible for informing employers of workers' concerns.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage the daily business matters of labor unions and act as liaisons between the union and management during contract negotiations
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Previous work experience in the trade, industry, or profession in which they represent is highly recommended
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive at a Regional or International Branch of a Union
  • Labor Union Business Agent
  • Shop Steward
  • Industrial or Craft Worker

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