Date(s) - May 19, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Labor Management Relationships & Collective Bargaining

This discussion will explore various approaches to labor-management relationships in a unionized environment as well as the impact of those relationships on negotiations of collective bargaining agreements.  The discussion will also examine the range of options unions and management have to build supporting structures and processes to enable productive day-to-day problem-solving and conflict resolution.


Ellen Gallin Procida is currently the director of public sector labor-management programs for Cornell University’s Scheinman Institute at the ILR School.  She teaches contract interpretation, agreement writing, effective discipline, collective bargaining, arbitration advocacy, cross examination and other classes.  She also teaches the dispute resolution practicum to Cornell undergraduate and graduate students.  Prior to taking on this role, Ms. Gallin Procida taught in the New York City public school system for 20 years, became a full-time member of the United Federation of Teachers grievance and arbitration department, and then the director of the department for 8 years prior to retiring from this role on January 1, 2019.  Ellen advocated or supervised more than 1,000 arbitrations, trained UFT members to be arbitration advocates for more than 20 years, and helped negotiate and implement various expediated arbitration procedures and dispute resolution processes where labor-management teams at various levels attempt to resolve issues at the steps prior to arbitration.

Sally Klingel is the director of Labor-Management Relations programming for the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution in Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.  She specializes in the design and implementation of conflict and negotiation systems, labor-management partnerships, collective bargaining strategies, strategic planning, and leadership development.  Her work with Cornell has included training, consulting, and research with organizations in a variety of industries, local, state, and federal government agencies, union internationals and locals, public schools and universities, and worker owned companies.  Sally Klingel holds a M.S. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.  She has authored articles, monographs and book chapters on innovations in labor-management relations and conflict methods.

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This event will take place from 1 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time.


This event will take place virtually via Zoom. The link to join will be sent to you upon registration.

Registration and Pricing

This event is free for members and non-members alike, compliments of Virginia LERA! Even though registration is free, we do ask that your register for the event below to reserve your seat.