The Senior Director of Employee & Labor Relations and University Human Resources staff provide guidance to those staff and supervisors of employees in union and non-union positions.
The Senior Director of Employee & Labor Relations is primarily responsible for negotiating and administering the University’s four collective bargaining agreements. Brown currently works with 2 unions representing 4 bargaining units on campus.
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||Facilities Management||Custodial, Trades & Grounds Workers||269|
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||University Library||Clerical & Technical Staff||56|
|United Service & Allied Workers of Rhode Island||Dining Services||Food Service Workers, Helpers, Cooks, Bakers & Leads||194|
|Brown University Security Patrolperson's Association||Public Safety||Campus Police Officers, Security Officers, Building Guards||65|
The Senior Director of Employee & Labor Relations 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.
Brown's Collective Bargaining Agreements
- Public Safety: 2016-2019 Agreement with the Brown University Security Patrolperson's Association
- Facilities Management: 2016-2021 Agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers-RI
Dining Services: 2015-2018 Agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers - RI
- 2018-2021 Memorandum of Agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers - RI
University Library: 2014-2017 Agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers - RI
- 2017-2020 Memorandum of Agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers - RI
Graduate Student Unionization
The Employee Relations Team includes University Human Resources personnel as well as the Senior Director of Labor and Employee Relations who 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. See the below contacts for more information.
|Maria Chester, Human Resources Consultant||863-2938|
|Michael Elias, Human Resources Consultant||863-1796|
|Rhonda Hospedales, Senior Director of Employee & Labor Relations||863-3896|
|Elizabeth Scotto, Director of Recruitment & Staffing Operations||863-1785|