Occupation

  • Full-Time Labor Arbitrator-Mediator-Fact Finder-Hearing Officer in solo private practice

Education

  • Ph.D. Labor Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology – 1974
  • MBA Industrial Relations, Northwestern University – 1966
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Illinois – 1965

Experience Career Positions

  • Full-Time Labor Arbitrator-Mediator – 1979 to Present;
  • FMCS Commissioner – 1974-1979;
  • Executive Director & Federal Officer, National Commission For Industrial Peace ( Presidential Appointment ) – 1973-1974;
  • Labor Economist, U.S. Department of Labor – 1971-1973;
  • Instructor in Economics, Illinois Institute of Technology –1966-1971

Professional Organizations

  • National Academy of Arbitrators – Admitted 1985;
  • Industrial Relations Research Association – Former Member and Former President, Chicago Chapter;
  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution now known as Association for Conflict Resolution – Charter & Former Member

Professional Appointment

  • Former Chairman and Neutral Member , Labor-Management Advisory Committee: American Arbitration Association Chicago Regional Office

Professional Honors

  • Congressional Fellowship Nomination – Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service – 1977

Arbitration

  • 40 years in solo private practice full-time
  • Grievance and Interest Arbitration
  • Private Sector Most Industries
  • Public Sector: Federal, State, Local
  • Expertise in Police, Fire, Transportation and Education Interest Arbitration Cases

Mediation

  • 45 years experience
  • Commissioner, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, 5 years
  • Have mediated hundreds of disputes in both the private and public sector
  • Expertise in Police, Fire, Transportation and Education cases.

Arbitration Panels
National

  • Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service;
  • National Mediation Board/Railroad Adjustment Board;
  • U.S. Railroad Retirement Board;
  • Transportation Security Administration;
  • American Arbitration Association

State:

  • California Public Employment Relations Board;
  • California State Mediation & Conciliation Service;
  • Florida Public Employment Relations Board;
  • Illinois Labor Relations Board;
  • Illinois Educational Relations Board;
  • Iowa Public Employment Relations Board;
  • Montana Board of Personnel Appeals;
  • Nevada Employee – Management Relations Board;
  • State of Arizona Department of Education;
  • Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission;

Local:

  • Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission – Hearing Officer Panel
  • Los Angeles Employee Relations Commission – Hearing Officer Panel
  • Los Angeles City Employee Relations Board – Arbitration Panel Hearing Officer Panel

Published Arbitration Cases:

  • Giant Stores, Inc. 74 LA 909;
  • Eltra Corporation 77 LA 1069;
  • Lydall Eastern, Inc. 85 LA 329;
  • Rock County Wisconsin 87 LA 1
  • Pioneer Gen-E-Motor Corp. / U. E. Local 114 Prentice-Hall Bull. 11, Industrial Relations Guide Vol. XV, No. 11, 5-30-84, pp. 3-4
  • City of Wood River Illinois / Teamsters Local 525,Labor Arbitration in Government # 3137 (Vol. 13, No. 1, 1-15-83), American Arbitration Association
  • Board of Education Blue Island, Illinois School District 218 / IEA-NEA; Arbitration in the Schools # 125-20, July 1, 1980, American Arbitration Association

Other Publications

  • Doctoral Dissertation: University Microfilms, Order # 75-12,810,427 pgs.
    Title: Profile of One Highly Acceptable and Experienced Labor Arbitrator: A Case and Grievance Analysis of His Arbitration Experience Over the 24 Year Period, 1947 to 1973.
  • Masters Dissertation: ( Unpublished )
    Title: Textbook Pricing of Used Books
  • United States Department of Labor
    Title: Interest Arbitration. Unpublished Study of Archived Interest Arbitration Cases, Administered by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Suitland, Maryland.
  • Final Report of the National Commission for Industrial Peace co-authored with Chairman David L. Cole – Commission Created by Presidential Executive Order 11710, April 4, 1973
    Government Printing Office 875-556 Report Dated May 3, 1974

National Mediation Board – National Railroad Adjustment Public Law Boards-Chaired – From 1979 to Present

  • PLB 2346. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 2659. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 2712. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.
  • PLB 2737. Soo Line Railroad Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 2779. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 2808. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 2869. Burlington Northern Inc. & International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.
  • PLB 2920. Belt Railway Co. of Chicago & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 3371. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & International Brotherhood of Fireman and Oilers.
  • PLB 3525. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 3902. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • PLB 4006. Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 4008. Santa Fe Railroad & International Association of Machinists.
  • PLB 4044. Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis & International Association of Machinists.
  • PLB 4110. erminal Railroad Association of St. Louis & United Transportation Union (T).
  • PLB 4522. Belt Railway Company of Chicago & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 4621.Santa Fe Railroad & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • PLB 4977. Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis & Transportation-Communications Union.
  • PLB 5048. Metra & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council No. 10.
  • PLB 5051. Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis & United Transportation Union Yardmasters Division.
  • PLB 5187. Metra & International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  • PLB 5795. Soo Line Railroad Co. & United Transportation Union.
  • PLB 5822. AMTRAK & Transportation and Communications Union.
  • PLB 6071. Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis & United Transportation Union – Yardmasters Division.
  • SBA 356 (Special Board of Adjustment). Chicago & North Western Transportation Co. & United Transportation Union – Trainman.
  • PLB 7774. Belt Railway Company of Chicago & United Transportation Union – SMART.
  • PLB 7782. Belt Railway Company of Chicago & United Transportation Union – SMART.

National Mediation Board Appointments from 1979-Present

  • Numerous Appointments to All Four Divisions: First Division; Second Division; Third Division; and Fourth Division

Applicable Fees and Expenses Incurred Policy: Current Fees to be provided upon request

Per Diem Fee: as Arbitrator / Hearing Officer / FactFinder

  • Fee charged for Travel time, Hearing Days, Writing and Research Days Incurred in Preparation of Opinion and Award;
  • Expenses Incurred: Any and all out-of-pocket expenses incurred related to the hearing and the rendering of the decision.
  • Cancellation Fee: Should the Hearing be canceled for any reason after the case is docketed the Per Diem fee will be assessed in accord with the Parties’ arrangement as to how the amount charged will be paid.

Mediation of both Grievances and Contract Disputes

  • Hourly Fee
  • Actual Expenses Incurred
  • Cancellation Fee same as that specified pertaining to arbitration.