Stephen E. Schiavi

SES Mediation & Arbitration Services, LLC
P.O. Box 817
New Hartford, NY 13413
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Professional Work History:

State Mediator (Adjunct) - New York State Public Employment Relations Board Newspaper Columnist - The Life and Times of Utica ? A Journal Register Company Independent Contractor - The Woodworker & Home Builder Member - Utica City School District Board of Education English Teacher - Mount Markham Senior High School Taught all secondary grade levels, trained interns, developed curriculum, planned in-service programs, designed electives, and served on various labor/management teams. Subsidiary Leadership Responsibilities included: President of the MMTA ? A NYSUT Local. Chief Negotiator ? Settled numerous contracts. Grievance Chairperson ? Settled contractual disputes, often through mediation and arbitration. Local MMTA Lobbyist ? Represented our educational needs to New York State Legislators. High School Building Representative ? Handled all problems between staff and administration. Adjunct English Professor - Herkimer County Community College Director - Utica Teacher Center Responsible for writing grants, directed professional training programs, coordinated public relations, & prepared budgets. Expanded services to community agencies and businesses, and worked closely with a governing board. Administrative Intern - Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Performed administrative duties for handicapped children, designed educational plans, scheduled courses, and reviewed psychological reports. Supervised and evaluated 12-16 teaching and non-teaching staff members. Retail Manager - J.L. Hudson Company, Detroit, Michigan Managed five departments, supervised over 30 sales personnel and a multi-million dollar budget.

Dispute Resolution Experience

Webb Union Free School District vs. CSEA Local 822 Town of Trenton vs. Teamsters Local 182 Sauquoit Valley School vs. Non-Teaching Association Town of Annsville vs. Teamsters Local 182 Mediation Town of Annsville vs. Teamsters Local 182 Fact-Finding Town of Western vs. AFSCME Council 66 Village of Frankfort vs. IBEW Local 43 Lewis County vs. CSEA Local 825 (Road Patrol Unit) Village of Frankfort Power & Light vs. IBEW Local 1249 Ilion Light Commission vs. IBEW 1249 Herkimer CSD vs. CSEA Local 1000 Town of Augusta vs. AFSCME Local 1088 Town of Lee vs. AFSCME DC66

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

Collective Bargaining I & II- Essentials of Labor Arbitration and Conflict Resolution- Labor Law- Public Sector Labor Law- Union Administration- Arbitration I- Building Your Career as a Workplace Neutral- The Employment Law Arbitrator Mediating and Arbitrating in the Federal and Public Sectors- Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolutions- Labor and Arbitration Award Writing- What Labor Arbitrators need to know about Unions- Evidence

Other Dispute Resolution Training

Numerous workshops in Dispute Resolution through years with NYSUT and Utica City Board of Education. Participated in year long workshops throughout New York State and Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.

Professional Associations

Associatin for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) New York State Dispute Resolution Association (NYSDRA)


Cornell University (Scheinman Institute) - Arbitration Certification in Labor University of Scranton Education Administration Certification Cornell University Extension Labor Law and Industrial Relations Syracuse University Education Administration SUNY at Utica/Rome Secondary English and Education University of Detroit, Bachelor of Arts in English


granted upon request

Fee Policy

Arbitration portal to portal per day? $1,200.00? Mediation per hour, portal to portal $150.00 All research, and written reports, to conclude a dispute, will be paid at an hourly rate @ $125. (30 day) prior notice needed to reschedule or cancel agreed upon appointment. Failure to do so will result in a day's costs. (Length of a day is accepted as 7 hours.) Food and/or Lodging reimbursed w/verifiable receipts. No lodging required if distance from Utica is less than 75 miles, and if sessions end before 11 p.m. Fees for mileage @ $. 55 p/mile