January 2009 to Present: Arbitrator/Mediator. Senior Federal ALJ OHA/SSA, serving on an hourly paid, part-time, intermittent basis. From December 7, 1987 to January 2009, I have been a Federal Administrative Law Judge, assigned to Office of Disability Adjudication Review, Social Security Administration. Duties included holding hearings and adjudicating claims and other contested issues, such as benefit entitlement, severity of handicap, health insurance coverage, and overpayment. From June 1, 1982 to December 6, 1987, I served as a Labor Arbitrator and worked in the general practice of law; Consultant/Representation Specialist, Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, Community Mediator with the Milwaukee County Mediation Center. I also taught Collective Bargaining at Marquette University (1983 and 1984). From 1979 to 1982, I was engaged in the practice of Employment Law. This included representation of both employer and union interests in selected and ad hoc cases as legal representative, negotiator or consultant and advisor in labor relations matters. The majority of my work consisted of representing labor organizations. From 1968 to 1979, I was employed as an attorney with the NLRB.
Agriculture, Aluminum, Building Products, Chemicals, Construction, Education, Food, Foundry, Glass/Pottery, Iron, Lumber, Meat Packing, Metal Fabrication, Office Workers/Clerical, Organizations, Packaging, Police and Fire, Pulp and Paper, Steel, Transportation, Trucking and Storage, Utilities, Warehousing.
Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Bargaining Unit Work, Conduct, Demotion, Discipline (Non-Discharge), Discipline (Discharge), Discrimination: Drug/Alcohol Offenses, Fringe Benefits: Bonus, Holidays, Insurance, Leave, Vacation, Grievance Mediation, Health/Hospitalization, Job Performance, Job Posting/Bidding, Layoffs/Bumping/Recall, Management Rights, Official Time, Past Practices, Promotion, Safety/Health Conditions, Seniority, Subcontracting/Contracting Out, Wages: Cost-of-Living Pay, Holiday Pay, Incentive Pay, Job Classification and Rates, Merit Pay, Overtime Pay, Vacation Pay, Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments, Working Conditions, Violence or Threats.
(1982 to 1987), Central Illinois Public Service Company—IUOE; Special Arbitrator, Board of Arbitration US Steel—United Steelworkers of America; State of Illinois—District Council 31, AFSCME; City of Greenfield, Illinois Office of Collective Bargaining, Illinois State Board of Education; Chicago Transit Authority.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; AAA; NMB; Virgin Islands PERB; Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board; Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission; FINRA.