John Herbert specializes in employment, labor, government contractor, and business law. He has held senior legal and business roles with global Fortune 50 companies in their legal and business department since the late 1970s. He currently heads up a major Northeast U.S. law firm that focuses on employment, labor, immigration, federal government contract, and E.O. 11246/375 affirmative action regulatory law. John is also a very callable labor relations and business lawyer.
Key Course Takeaways
- Differentiate collective bargaining statutes and identify which ones apply to your situation
- Identify the phases of the collective bargaining process and tasks within each phase
- Read the contract to highlight the key terms and conditions relative to your role in administering them
- Describe how enforcing the collective bargaining agreement plays a role in workplace conflict management resolution
How It Works
Theodore (Ted) Bennett is currently the Director, National Labor Relations, for Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, California. He is responsible for Labor and Employee Relations for Kaiser’s MSSA line of business. Ted has extensive experience working in the fields of Labor Relations and Employment Law, as a law partner and as a strategic legal, labor, and corporate leader responsible for all aspects of human resources within multibillion-dollar global food service, financial, consumer product, service, and industrial companies. Ted previously served as a Senior Labor and Human Resources Executive for several companies, including Nestle Foods Corporation; Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York, Inc.; Comerica Incorporated; Aramark; and The Compass Group.
Debra Osofsky is a skilled Chief Negotiator, Attorney, and Trainer. She leads negotiating teams of all sizes and composition in structured and unstructured scenarios. She also ably represents parties in administrative and court litigation. Ms. Osofsky has demonstrated success in formulating and implementing policy, building consensus among varied stakeholders, and negotiating complex agreements within a variety of organizations. Her specialties include Complex Negotiations, Contract Drafting and Analysis, Training, Advocacy, Executive Leadership, Membership and Employee Development, Policy Development and Implementation, Team Building, Staff Supervision, Problem Solving, and Change Leadership. She teaches a variety of Labor and Employment subjects for the Scheinman Institute of Cornell University, including Labor Law, Fundamentals of Negotiation, Collective Bargaining, Interest-Based Bargaining, and Agreement Drafting. Ms. Osofsky graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Labor Relations and from Harvard Law School with a J.D.
Bruce R. Millman has more than 40 years of experience counseling private and public sector employers on business and personnel strategies. In addition to counseling, Bruce regularly represents clients at the collective bargaining table, in arbitration, and in administrative agency and court litigation. Bruce is a frequent lecturer on public and private sector labor and employment law matters for a wide range of professional and legal organizations, which have included the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Practising Law Institute. Bruce serves as the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson’s New York office. He is a member of Littler’s Publications Review and Associates Committees, the Core Group of the Wage and Hour practice group and the Business Restructuring practice group, and the subcommittees on Release Issues and WARN Issues for the Business Restructuring practice group, as well as the Traditional Labor, Healthcare, International Labor, and other practice groups. Prior to joining Littler, he was the managing partner of a boutique management labor and employment firm and a partner at another firm.
Don Savelson is an Optional Service Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department of Proskauer Rose LLP. Don handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters including EEO, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, privacy, WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. Don taught at George Washington University School of Law from 1977 to 1986 while in private practice in Washington and has written and lectured widely for almost 20 years. He co-authored the first law book on OSHA in 1976, entitled “Occupational Safety and Health Law and Practice,” published by the Practising Law Institute, and is a contributor to the ABA-BNA treatise Occupational Safety and Health Law. He has been a faculty member for the Extension Division of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations since 1993. He has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Brooklyn Law School for over 20 years, teaching Workplace Privacy and Labor Arbitration classes.
Arthur Wheaton is Director of Labor Studies and works in the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab. He also works for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Professor Wheaton’s expertise includes workplace training, negotiations, costing out a contract, and conflict resolution, as well as auto and aerospace industrial relations.
Prior to joining the ILR faculty in 1999, Professor Wheaton was with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was project manager for the Labor Aerospace Research Agenda.
Author of numerous publications, Professor Wheaton earned a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Social Science with a concentration in Political Science, History, and Economics at Michigan State University. He has an MLIR from the Michigan State School of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Sally Klingel is the director of Labor-Management Relations programming for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution in Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She specializes in the design and implementation of conflict and negotiation systems, labor-management partnerships, collective bargaining strategies, strategic planning, and leadership development. Her work with Cornell over the past 20 years has included training, consulting, and research with organizations in a variety of industries, local, state and federal government agencies, union internationals and locals, public schools and universities, and worker owned companies.
Sally Klingel holds a M.S. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She has authored articles, monographs and book chapters on innovations in labor-management relations and conflict methods.
Who Should Enroll
- Union leaders and staff
- Managers and supervisors in unionized environments
- HR managers
- Attorneys and general counsel for unions or companies involved in contract interpretation/enforcement
- International professionals working with US-based organizations
- Senior executives