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Arthur T Matthews

Arthur Matthews, instructor for Cornell ILR professional education workshop

Arthur T. Matthews is the Chief Operating Officer and principal partner of Matthews & Matthews Consulting, a boutique firm specializing in divergent aspects of labor, human capital management, and the workforce. His clients are primarily government entities, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and labor unions. Arthur currently serves on the faculty at NYU, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the University of Arkansas. He teaches seminar, certificate, boot camp, undergraduate, MPA and MBA courses in areas such as facilitation, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, labor relations, labor-management cooperation, human resources, organizational change, knowledge transfer, diversity and inclusion, leadership, public speaking, and ethics. Some of Arthur’s union clients include or have included LIUNA, CWA Local 1180, DC 37, AFGE, NLRBU, Teamsters, and the UWUA. Some of his management clients include or have included Dayton Power & Light, JPMorgan Chase, Prudential Securities, and Con Edison. Government clients include or have included the EEOC, the New York State Unified Court System, the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the Federal Executive Board. 

Early in his career, Arthur was featured on a CNN special as a positive role model and consistently serves as a motivational speaker. He was a Congressional and Assembly aide and earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Howard University School of Law, where he was elected the President of the Student Bar Association. It was in this capacity that Arthur led hundreds of law students in the march that helped enact MLK Day as a national holiday. Moreover, he proudly cohosted one of the last public appearances of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Arthur obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from C.W. Post College, Long Island University, where he earned a Martin Luther King academic scholarship and a NCAA football scholarship. He is married to his soulmate and business partner Evelyne and they have two sons, Jaleel and Joseph, and a grandson, Jaylen. Arthur is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.