The mission of Syracuse University Labor Relations is to promote positive labor-management relations, using an interest-based approach to achieve positive outcomes and support of the University’s overall mission and strategic plan.

With that goal in mind, while representing the best interests of the University, we engage in collaboration and ongoing communication with the Unions representing Syracuse University staff as we develop strategies aimed at strengthening positive relationships among unionized employees, and between unionized employees and University Management. SU Labor Relations works to ensure fair and equitable applications of University policies, processes and provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement to the overall benefit of Management and Labor. We engage in conflict resolution, grievance management, and mediation to timely address labor and employment matters and find effective resolution.

In doing so, SU Labor Relations also partners with other key University divisions such as the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, the Department of Public Safety, and Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance Services, to support the University’s best interests while simultaneously promote fair outcomes.

Unions at Syracuse University

There are currently 4 Unions represented at Syracuse University. They are

For additional information on Syracuse University Labor Relations, please contact any of the individuals below:

Denise Dyce
AVP, Labor and Employee Relations
Cathy Bottari
Associate Director Labor Relations
315.443.2384; 315.443.4624


Heather Keegan
Senior Labor Relations Specialist
Meghan Graham
Labor Relations Coordinator