The University Human Resources (UHR) Employee & Labor Relations team provides guidance to employees and supervisors in union and non-union positions. This includes matters such as performance, conflict of interest, union negotiations and more.
The UHR Employee & Labor Relations team work with departments, managers, and individuals to remove barriers to effective job performance. The team provides assistance to employees with problem-solving and mediation support and does not attempt to act as advocates for either employees or managers involved. Conversations are kept confidential unless disclosure is agreed upon in advance, or if the disclosure involves a very serious situation which requires immediate action.
The Employee Relations Team is available to assist staff in dealing with a broad range of issues, ranging from communication to work expectations, and can assist in analyzing work/life concerns involving relationships with staff and supervisors.
The UHR Employee & Labor Relations team is primarily responsible for negotiating and administering the University’s collective bargaining agreements.
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||Facilities Management||Custodial, Trades & Grounds Workers|
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||University Library||Clerical & Technical Staff|
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||Dining Services||Food Service Workers, Helpers, Cooks, Bakers & Leads|
|Brown University Security Patrolperson's Association||Public Safety||Campus Police Officers, Security Officers, Building Guards|
|International Brotherhood of Police Officers||Public Safety||Brown University Police Sergeants|
|Graduate Labor Organization (GLO, formerly SUGSE)||Graduate School||Graduate Student Employees (typically as RAs, TAs, or proctors)|
|Teaching Assistant Labor Organization (TALO)||Computer Science||Undergraduate Student Employees (TAs)|
The Employee & Labor Relations office also provides unionized departments with day-to-day counseling on labor relations matters, sets labor relations policy, and provides training to managers and supervisors who work with union employees.
Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Graduate Student Employees: 2020-2023 Agreement with the Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees AFT, AFL-CIO
- Undergraduate Computer Science Student Employees: 2023 Interim Agreement Between Brown University And Teaching Assistant Labor Organization ("TALO") AFT/RIFT Local 6516. Plain Language Summary.