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Labor-Management Services

Labor-Management Services

What is a Labor-Management Committee?

A labor-management committee is a working group that brings together leaders from labor and management within an agency, facility, or worksite to discuss and attempt to resolve issues of mutual concern.

Committees may be local, regional, statewide, or special topic committees, such as education and training, safety and health, Employee Assistance Program, or others. A committee is co-chaired by a CSEA leader and a NYS manager at the appropriate level.

Labor-Management Committee Training

Step One - Needs Assessment

The Labor-Management Services (LMS) Team provides a needs assessment prior to training. The assessment consists of two separate 90-minute sessions. The information that is gathered is used to create a customized training curriculum specific to the committee.

Step Two - Training

The customized training is for both new and experienced committee members. The training emphasizes building communication and problem-solving skills unique to the labor-management committee environment.
Submit the Worksite Training Application to begin the process. 

Labor-Management Online Courses

  • The Fundamentals of Labor-Management Committees Webinar focuses on the benefits of labor-management cooperation, the challenges committees face, and strategies to overcome those challenges.
  • Labor-Management Committee Basics discusses the process for building an effective labor-management committee for your agency or facility.
  • Working with the Contract provides guidance for understanding the NYS/CSEA collective bargaining agreements.

Note: These courses are available to all New York State employees through the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS). Registration in the Partnership's online learning program is not required to take these courses. Find out more about the Partnership's Online Learning Program.

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Program Associate for Labor-Management Services Stephanie Burkes

Phone (518) 474-7764
Daniel Shook

Program Associate for Labor-Management Services Daniel Shook

Phone (518) 473-5746