Lead Negotiator in Collective Bargaining, Strike Preparation/Litigation
In 2009, I concluded several months of negotiations with the United Steel Workers. I was successful in achieving 76 percent of the Company's agenda items. In particular, we negotiated an attendance policy, short term disability program that was more restrictive, a past practices clause that allows the company to unilaterally terminate any past practices upon 30 days written notice, as well as negotiated the restructuring of 3 departments that resulted in the withdrawal of 5 arbitrations. The negotiations process included strike preparation and defending numerous ULP charges.