New Dispute Resolution Success for Ohio's CBAs


5:30 pm - 8:15 pm


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Holiday Inn Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH , 44131
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There are five collective bargaining agreements between the State of Ohio and the five Unions representing approximately 40,000 Unionized state employees.  All five Agreements expired in 2021, and the parties mutually negotiated a unique dispute resolution procedure in the event impasse was reached during the five sets of negotiations.  A mutually agreed upon process is allowable under the State’s public sector labor statute, ORC Section 4117.


The advocates who designed and implemented the process will join us at the LERA Northeast Ohio Chapter meeting to discuss their unique success as follows:

Kristin Rankin, Deputy Director of the Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining Office

Aimee Szczerbacki, Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining Office

Kate Nicholson, Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining Office 

Union advocates on the panel will include

Steve Lazurus, who represented the Unit 2 Association

Mike Duco, who represented OCSEA, AFSCME Local 11

Josh Norris who represented SEIU District 1199

Please plan to attend to participate in a lively panel presentation and discussion.

Wednesday, November 30


5:30 pm – Cocktail Hour (each paid admission includes a drink ticket)
6:30 pm – Dinner and Dessert
7:15 pm – Speakers and Q & A
8:15 pm – Adjournment


Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Cost, Registration, and Payment

Complete the form below, and you can pay online now, or by mailing a check, or by bringing payment to the event. Cost is $40 per ticket.

We welcome new members. LERA-neo membership is open on a fiscal year basis (July through June) to anyone interested or active in the field of labor-management relations. Our members include professionals from academia, labor, management, government, the community of arbitrators, and students preparing to become professionals. Membership dues are $40 regular, $20 students, $200 for organizations (includes an unlimited number of memberships from the same organization or firm).


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