Mr. Robert T. Stankus

Mediator and Arbitrator
Robert T. Stankus, LLC
P.O. Box 13413
Albany, NY 12212
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Professional Work History:

From 1974 to 1984 served as International Representative of the Retail Clerks International Union and its successor United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. From 1984 to 2006 employed by United Food and Commercial Workers District Union Local One, Utica, NY. Held a number of positions including Union Representative/Organizer, Schenectady Area Director and Director of Organizing. Included in my duties were responsibility for the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements in various industries including: Retail Food, Food processing, and Health Care, including acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Heavily involved in grievance procedures provided in collective bargaining agreements, including direct negotiated settlement of grievances with management representatives, as well as arbitration of grievances primarily in the area of Discipline and Discharge. Currently serve as a volunteer mediator at community dispute resolution centers in Albany and Schenectady (New York) Counties. Case experience includes: community disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, workplace disputes, commercial cases, and family/PINS cases.

Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)

The Employment Law Mediator Training Program, March 2007 The Employment Law Arbitrator Training, May 2007 Evidence In Arbitration, May 2007 Evidence in Arbitration, May 2007 Arbitration Award Writing, June 2007 Mediating in the Federal Sector, June 2007

Other Dispute Resolution Training

New York State Unified Court System 30-hour Basic Mediation Training 24-Hour Child Custody/Visitation/PINS Training 16-Hour Advanced PINS Training Basic Transformative Mediation Training, Hofstra University School of Law Transformative Divorce Mediation Skills Training, Hofstra School of Law FINRA Basic Arbitrator Training Program, FINRA

Professional Associations

Associate Member, American Bar Association Sections on Employment Law and Dispute Resolution. Association for Conflict Resolution New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA) Member, NYSDRA Ethics and Standards Committee Capital Chapter, Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)


1999 Bachelor of Arts, Labor Studies, Antioch University 2006 Master of Arts, Legal and Ethical Studies, University of Baltimore Conflict Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Workplace ADR Plan Design


Available Upon Request

Fee Policy

Arbitration: $150.00 per hour Mediation: $95.00 per hour Alternative fee arrangements or pro bono opportunities may be available by mutual assent. Travel Policy: Reasonable and customary business expenses as required by the demands of the case. Cancellation: 21 Days