WHO SERVES AS MEDIATORS, ARBITRATORS, AND IMPASSE PANEL MEMBERS?
The OCB maintains a register of impartial labor relations experts who are available to serve as mediators, arbitrators and impasse panel members. In order for an applicant to be added to the register of neutrals, that person's application and supporting documents must be approved by the City and Labor Members of the Board of Collective Bargaining. Almost all of the members of OCB's register of neutrals are also listed on the panels of other impartial labor relations organizations, such as the American Arbitration Association. A significant number also serve on the panels of OCB's State counterpart, PERB, and are members of the distinguished National Academy of Arbitrators.