NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
Resume of Neutral

First Name: Initial: Last Name: Suffix: Arbitrator Since:
Monte A. Klein Esq. 2017
 
Arbitration/Mediation Experience
Successfully mediated to conclusion, heard and decided thousands of improper practice charges as Director of Employment Practices and Representation and Administrative Law Judge at NYS Public Employment Relations Board across the full range of issues within the purview of the Taylor Law. As Board member since 2018 have decided appeals of administrative law judge decisions.

Since launching an arbitration practice in 2017, I have either issued a decision or mediated to conclusion cases involving interest arbitration, discipline and discharge, performance evaluation, health insurance, seniority, workday/workweek and others.

As impartial chair of the Waterfront Commission Employment Relations Panel for the Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor, was responsible for interest arbitration, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice and representation issues involving the Commission and its employee organizations.
 
Panels/Permanent Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutral Arbitrators; NYS Public Employment Relations Board Public and Private Sector Grievance Arbitration Panels; NYC Office of Collective Bargaining Roster of Neutrals; NYS/NYSCOPBA Disciplinary Arbitration Panel; NYS/CSEA Disciplinary Arbitration Panel; NYS Education Law section3020-a Disciplinary Arbitration Panel; NYS Department of Civil Service CSL Section 72 Hearing Officer Permanent Panel; Permanent Arbitrator in several public sector contracts, including County of Rockland.
 
Issues/Industries
As Board member, Director and Administrative Law Judge at PERB, handled and decided thousands of cases involving the full panoply of public sector labor relations under the Taylor Law in the public sector and the State Employment Relations Act in the private sector. Public sector parties included the State of New York and virtually every political subdivision thereof, i.e., cities, towns, villages, counties; as well as school districts, public authorities and public benefit corporations and their employee organizations, including police, fire, corrections, rank and file, supervisory employees, professional, scientific and technical employees, administrative employees, institutional services employees and many others. Arbitration issues included discipline and discharge, health insurance, seniority, workday/workweek, arbitrability, work schedules, performance evaluation.
 
Work History
Member of the Board, NYS Public Employment Relations Board, appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, 2018-present
Director of Public Employment Practices and Representation, NYS Public Employment Relations Board, 1996-2018
Impartial Chair, Waterfront Commission Employment Relations Panel for the Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor, 2008-2016
Administrative Law Judge, NYS Public Employment Relations Board, 1978-1996.
 
Education
J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1978.
B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1975.
 
Professional Affiliations
member, NYS and federal bars; member, Labor and Employment LawSection, NYS Bar Association