Workplace Partnership Council (WPC)

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Following 2001 SEIU negotiations, a new facilitated labor-management forum was initiated. This forum, the Workplace Partnership Council (WPC), comprises representatives from the SEIU and University. The WPC is charged with identifying and resolving issues before they become workplace problems. The members of this group are:

  • Cathy Bottari, Labor Relations
  • Sue Bracy, Food Services
  • Jamie Cyr, Director Auxiliary Services
  • Vanessa Dismuke, SEIU Library
  • Denise Dyce, Labor Relations
  • Jason Humphrey, SEIU Facilities Services
  • Mary Pat Grzymala, Facilities Services
  • Joseph Guadagnolo, Facilities Services
  • James Kazmirski, SEIU Food Services
  • Doug McClure, SEIU Representative
  • Bridget Mott, SEIU Facilities Services
  • Craig Powers, SEIU Facilities Services
  • Nate Prior, ESSM
  • Gina Robb, Labor Relations
  • Pete Sala, VP, Campus Facilities
  • Daniel Sarmiento, Library
  • Michelle Scheider, SEIU Food Services
  • Mark Tewksbury, Food Services
  • Lance Tucker, SEIU Facilities Services
  • Jack Walker, SEIU Physical Plant

WPC Mission

The WPC studies have made significant strides in building a solid foundation for stronger relationships and workplace improvements. The landmark contract negotiation completed in 2007 provided additional opportunities for collaboration and partnership.