RANDI E. LOWITT, ESQ.

Labor Arbitration, Mediation and Fact Finding

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA BOG, 2018-Present; Region 2 Chair, 2012-2015)
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow (2020-Present)
  • American Arbitration Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • LERA (formerly IRRA)

 

EDUCATION:
Fordham Law School, J.D., 1987
Hamilton College, B.A. Philosophy, 1984


BAR ADMISSIONS:

Law     State of New York      1988
Law     District of Columbia 1990

 

ARBITRATION/MEDIATION & LABOR RELATIONS EXPERIENCE:
1986-Present:
Arbitrator, Mediator & Fact Finder. Arbitrate and mediate labor and employment cases in private and public sectors. Fact Finding in private sector.

2011-Present; 1996-2000: Instructor, Labor Relations Studies Certificate Program, Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial Labor Relations

 

INDUSTRIES:
Aviation; Building Services; Catering/Restaurant; Chemicals; Communications; Construction; Education; Electric; Emergency Services; Energy; Engineering; Federal Sector; Food (Manu./Proc./Service); Governmental; Health Care; Hospitals/ Nursing Home; Hospitality; HVAC/Engineering; Machinery; Manufacturing; Office Workers/Clerical; Organizations; Plumbing; Paper; Police & Fire; Public Sector; Real Estate; Refrigeration/HVAC; Sanitation; Security; Security Guards/Security; Transportation; Trucking & Storage; Utilities; Warehousing

 

ISSUES:
Alcohol Abuse; Absenteeism; Arbitrability; Bargaining Unit Work; Benefits; Bumping; Conduct (Off-Duty/Personal); Demotion; Disability; Discipline (Non-Discharge); Discipline (Discharge); Discrimination – Age, Disability, Race, Sex, Religion, National Origin; Drug/Alcohol Offenses; Fringe Benefits – Bonus, Holidays, Insurance, Leave, Vacation; Health/Hospitalization; Hiring Practices; Job Performance; Job Posting/Bidding; Layoffs/Bumping/Recall; Management Rights; Past Practices; Promotion; Retirement; RIF; Safety & Health Conditions;  Seniority; Sexual Harassment; Subcontracting/Contracting Out; Union Security; Vacation; Wages – (Holiday Pay, Job Classification & Rates, Overtime Pay, Vacation Pay); Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments; Working Conditions/Work Orders; Violence or Threats

 

PERMANENT ARBITRATOR:

  • Local 94 IUOE and Realty Advisory Board of New York
  • Local 94 IUOE and Four Seasons New York
  • Local 94 and New York City School Support Services
  • Local 94 and Various Employers
  • SEIU Local 32BJ and Realty Advisory Board of New York – Office of the Contract Arbitrator
  • FAA and PASS (Eastern Region Panel)
  • UFCW Local 2013 and DO & CO New York Catering, Inc.
  • Local 670, RWDSU and Realty Advisory Board of New York
  • Local 670 and Various Employers
  • UFT and Staten Island University Hospital
  • NYSNA and Staten Island University Hospital
  • NYSNA and Southside Hospital
  • Local 355, USWU, IUJAT and Various Employers
  • Local 74 USWU, IUJAT and Various Employers
  • Local 74 USWU and ABM, Inc.
  • Local 455 USWU, IUJAT and Various Employers
  • TWU Local 100 and National Express/White Plains Bus Company
  • TWU Local 100 and Trans Express, Inc
  • Local 1660, HHWA and Platinum Home Healthcare, Inc.
  • Local 1660, HHWA and Attending Home Care Services
  • Local 2 USQU and Toledo Court Mutual Housing Cooperative, Inc.
  • Local 2 USWU, IUJAT and Various Employers
  • Local 947 IUJAT and Realty Advisory Board of New York
  • Local 153 OPEIU and Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, Inc
  • UFCW 2013 and Boulevard Apartments, Inc
  • NUSOG and Various Employers
  • US Security and FCGOA
  • Local 804, IBT and Trump Village Section 4
  • SPBA Local 1 and Morningside Heights
  • SPBA Local 1 and Parkchester DPS
  • Local 808, IBT and Manhattan Plaza
  • Local 808, IBT and Parkchester North Condominium
  • Local 808, IBT and Parkchester South Condominium
  • Local 808, IBT and Parkchester Preservation Corporation
  • AFT, AFL-CIO/New York State Education Department
  • TEACHNJ – New Jersey’s Statutory Teacher Arbitration, Department of Education of NJ and NJEA
  • TWU Local 100 and Metropolitan Transit Authority/New York City Transit (2004-2008, 2015-2019)
  • IFPTE Local 98 and United States Army Corps of Engineers

 

PANEL ARBITRATOR:

  • Federal Mediation Conciliation Services
  • American Arbitration Association
  • New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission
  • National Mediation Board
  • New York State Public Employment Relations Board
  • New York City Office of Collective Bargaining
  • New Jersey State Board of Mediation
  • FINRA

 

PUBLISHED CASES:

  • 117 LA 1382

 

TEACHING/TRAINING:

  • FMCS Arbitrator Symposium, Atlantic City, NJ –
    NAA LABOR ARBITRATION: ADVOCATES TRAINING PROGRAM (2012 – 2017)
  • Cornell University ILR, HCD Programs, Increasing Effectiveness In Arbitration – Arbitration (2011 – Present)
  • AAA – Webinar: Labor Arbitrator Best Practices (March 2015)
  • AAA – Get the Cure: Remedy in Labor Arbitration (March 2012)

 

FEES: Effective January 2015

PER DIEM FEE: $2,000        DOCKETING FEE: None      CANCELLATION FEE: (See below)

Per Diem Fee:  $2,000 for each day of hearing and each day of study

Cancellation Fee: of $2,000 if less than thirty (30) days notice, for cancellation or adjournment

Travel Expenses: Actual out-of-pocket expenses and IRS car mileage. Additionally, per diem fee for any portion of travel day up to eight (8) hours. (Not in NYC – metro area or with certain panel appointments).

 

 

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