Professional Work History:
Arbitrator / Mediator / Fact-Finder / Hearing Officer - Self-Employed, 1999-present
Dispute Resolution Experience
Have personally arbitrated and mediated hundreds of labor-management / employment disputes involving a large variety of industries and issues including but not limited to: bakery, beverage, building products, cement, construction, food manufacturing/processing/service, health care, hotel/motel, hospital/nursing home, manufacturing, packaging, restaurant, school districts, stone/quarry/ mines, county, townships, municipalities and local government, police and sheriff, transportation, trucking and storage, utilities. Authority on the Americans With Disabilities Act, including its application in unionized workplaces.
Cornell University Dispute Resolution Training (Course titles and dates taken)
Employment Law Mediator Training - 2010 Employment and Disability Training (several courses) - 1990-1992 Various other ILR courses - 1979-1980
Other Dispute Resolution Training
Arbitration and Mediation Courses, M.A. program - SUNY, 1996-1999 AAA - Arbitrator II: Advanced Case Management Issues, Syracuse, NY, 2004 AAA - Arbitrator I online training, 2004 Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Employment Mediation Training, 2010
Rosters: Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations ADR Roster; American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; New York State Employment Relations Board; New York State Public Employment Relations Board; Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation; AFGE / SSA National Panel of Arbitrators; National Mediation Board; New York State Section 75 Civil Service Law Hearing Officer. Other Affiliations: Labor and Employment Relations Association (President 2007-2008); Association for Conflict Resolution; New York State Dispute Resolution Association.
Alfred University - B.S. Business Administration (1979) State University of New York - M.A. Labor and Policy Studies - Concentration in ADR (1999) Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations - various ILR courses (1980, 1990-1992, 2010)
Furnished upon request
Mediation - $400 per hour, four hour minimum, Postponement or cancellation (less than 14 days notice) $800, Arbitration - $1600 per day, Postponement or cancellation (less than 14 days notice) $1600 Expenses charged at usual and customary rates, mileage charged at current IRS rate.