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Whiteside Chad resume 2015


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Whiteside Chad resume 2015

  1. 1. 1 | P a g e CHAD L. WHITESIDE 106 Charleen Lane  Madison, WI 53714  (608) 609-1652  LABOR RE LAT I ONS/HUM AN RE SOURCE S Performance-driven Labor/Employee Relations professional with 15+ years of combined expertise in Contract Negotiations, Employment Law, Labor Relations and Benefit Administration. Significant strengths in communication, mediation, problem resolution, and strategic agility. A creative thinker and decision maker who has a proven track record of balancing the needs of employees with the mission and objectives of the organization. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 1473 – MADISON, WI Recorder (Executive Officer), January 2010 to Present  Negotiated a pension freeze and conversion to 401 (k) saving the company 2 million dollars.  Implemented a behavior based safety program virtually eliminating reportable incidents despite the facility doubling its workforce.  Negotiated a restructured Health Plan with increased employee contributions saving the company $800,000 dollars  Provide employee representation in grievance handling, contract negotiations, and conflict resolution to over 15,000 members.  Record, Maintain, and Report minutes of all Executive Board and General Meetings.  Serve as Representative to Union members at various locations throughout central Wisconsin and police company adherence to multiple collective bargaining agreements.  Collaborate with senior Union and Management officials in developing company policy and progressive discipline standards, benefit orientations and enrollments, grievance resolution, and contractual negotiations.  Oversee plan benefits and administration for Taft-Hartley plan providing benefits to more than 1400 participants as the Trustee of WI UFCW Health Plan,  Serve as fiduciary of this Taft-Hartley plan with over $400 million in assets, oversee plan benefits, investments and administration of the plan for 4,000 active and 3,500 retired participants as the Trustee UFCW Pension plan,  Lead as Key spokesperson in contract negotiations with multiple employers in varying industries both public and private such WPS Health Insurance, Nestle Nutrition, and Portage Water and Sewer. Business Agent, 1997 to Present  Revise job descriptions across all levels and 50+ categories. “Shadowed” and interviewed employees’ to construct an accurate picture of the duties and skills required for e ach position.
  2. 2. 2 | P a g e  Possess extensive experience with NLRB and with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  Negotiated and institute gain-sharing programs, providing worker engagement.  Serve as Key spokesperson for contract negotiations with multiple employers  Collaborate with employers in writing company policy, employee handbooks, and writing and implementing employee attendance policy. CHAD L. WHITESIDE 106 Charleen Lane  Madison, WI 53714  (608) 609-1652  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE- CONTINUED ROGER AND MARV’S SUPER VALU (RETAIL GROCERY) - KENOSHA, WI Customer Service Representative, 1989 - 1996  Ensured daily operations and customer relations were met.  Provided customer relations including resolution of customer and employee initiatives including training employees, administering company policy, employee counseling, managing employee records, employee scheduling, and resolving customer complaints.  Trained new cashiers and performed one on one coaching to improve checker technique.  Served as Chief Steward from 1991 to 1996 resulting in direct negotiations with the employer regarding wages, hours and individual grievances. EDUCATION ASHFORD UNIVERSITY — Clinton, IA Master of Arts, Organizational Management/Human Resources, June, 2011 Golden Key Honors Society GPA – 4.0 ASHFORD UNIVERSITY — Clinton, IA Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management/Human Resources, January, 2010 Honors: Summa cum-laude Alpha Sigma Lambda GPA – 3.97 GATEWAY TECHNICAL College – Kenosha, WI Associate Degree, Supervisory Management, 1993
  3. 3. 3 | P a g e OF NOTE Professional Development and Awards:  Completed training at George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Certificate in Labor Relations School for Workers, grievance handling.