Labor-Management at Princeton
Princeton University is proud of the strong relationships between our unions and management. We believe that open and frequent communication fosters collaboration and mutual problem-solving that results in equity and fairness, positive morale and an engaged and motivated workforce.
Currently, Princeton has several labor-management committees (LMC) that provide a forum for managers, union leadership and HR labor relations staff to discuss and collaborate on matters of mutual interest. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Princeton University Library Assistants/American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees (PULA/AFSCME) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) have labor-management committees that meet regularly throughout the year to work through contractual and non-contractual concerns.
Each LMC has subgroups that foster ongoing communication and build consensus. In the spirit of collaborative problem-solving, many issues can be addressed and resolved by the LMC to the benefit all parties without waiting for contract negotiations.
New LMCs are being formed for the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Security Police and Fire Professionals of America (SPFPA) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).
If you would like more information about Princeton’s labor-management committees, contact Pierre Joanis, director of the Client Services Team for Employee & Labor Relations, and Rhonda Hospedales senior Human Resources manager.