NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
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First Name: Initial: Last Name: Suffix: Arbitrator Since:
Robert McKersie 1960
Arbitration/Mediation Experience
1960-Present: Arbitrator. I have been arbitrating cases for approx. 40 years (see Industries and Issues below) for
FMCS and AAA. 1970: During the 1970s, chaired the Joint Labor-Management Committee for New York State
concerned with layoffs and workforce readjustments; served as a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on
pay. 1970-1990: During the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, conducted research leading to significant publications. Present:
mediate disciplinary grievances between Verizon and IBEW; teach in the Harvard Trade Union program; conduct
seminars on interest-based negotiations.
Panels/Permanent Arbitrator
United Airlines and Association of Flight Attendants
Joint Labor Management Committee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Verizon and IBEW
Issues: Arbitrability, Work-Assign, Bargaining Unit Work, Demotion, Discharge Discipline, Holidays &
Holiday Pay, Incentive Rates/Stds, Job Class, Job Evaluation, Job Posting & Bidding, Layoff, Bumping &
Recall, Management Rts, Overtime, Past Practice, Promotions, Rate of Pay, RIF, Schedule of Work,
Seniority, Subcontr. Vacations & Vacation Pay, Substance Abuse, Work Performance, Working Conditions
Work History
1980-Current Professor Sloan School, MIT
1971-1980 Dean NSSILR, Cornell University
1959-1971 Professor Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
DBA, Business Administration Harvard Business School, 1959
MBA Harvard Business School, 1956
BS, Electrical Engineering University of Pennsylvania, 1951
Professional Affiliations