NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
Resume of Neutral

First Name: Initial: Last Name: Suffix: Arbitrator Since:
Lisa C Charles 2008
 
Arbitration/Mediation Experience
Neutral arbitrator and mediator. Conduct hearings and render decisions for public and private sector grievance arbitrations. Fact-finder and arbitrator for public sector contract negotiations..


 
Panels/Permanent Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, National Mediation Board, New Jersey Public Employee Relations Commission, New Jersey State Board of Mediation, New York State Employment Relations Board, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, U.S. Postal Service Expedited Panel, and Virgin Island Public Employee Relations Board.

Permanent Panels:
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA)/Transit Workers Union Local 234
PSE&G/IBEW Local 94
Philadelphia Gas Works/Gas Workers Employee Union Local 686
 
Issues/Industries
ISSUES-Numerous issues such as Affirmative Action; Absenteeism; Arbitrability; Conduct (On & Off-Duty); Contract Interpretation; Discipline & Discharge; Disability; Discrimination (Race & Sex); Drug & Alcohol
Offenses; Leave of Absences, Hiring Practices, Job Classification, Layoffs, Management Rights., and Pay Disputes.

INDUSTRIES - Various industries such as Automotive, Bakery, Brewery, Building Services, Clerical, Communications, Corrections, Cosmetics, Hospitals, Nursing, Newspapers, Police a and Fire, Printing & Publishing, Office Workers, Security Workers, Teachers, Transit and Utilities.
 
Work History
Former Adjunct Professor - Rutgers University and Mercer County Community College. Taught semester long undergraduate classes on topics such as Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Diversity in Organizations, and Negotiations.

Employee Relations Director - Dow Jones & Company-The Wall Street Journal. Resolved workplace disputes
in the newspaper and on-line publishing industries. Negotiated labor contracts, implemented contract provisions,
settled grievances and mediated issues regarding past practices, layoffs, sexual harassment, and contract interpretations.
 
Education
MA, Labor and Employment Relations, Rutgers University
BS, Journalism, The Ohio State University

Certifications:
Advanced Civil Mediator Annual Certificate
FMCS Symposium Annual Certificate
National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Conference Certificate
Railroad Referee Training Certificate
 
Professional Affiliations
National Academy of Arbitrators - member
Labor and Employment Relations Association - Past President Philadelphia, and Past President New Jersey
National Association of Railroad Referees
New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators