Haydeé is a full-time neutral with over seventeen years of experience in labor-management relations. She has considerable experience in both the private and public sectors with issues relating to discharges, disciplinary matters, competency, discrimination, contract interpretation/application, management rights, past practice, subcontracting, bargaining units, hiring halls, lay off/bumping/recall, and seniority rights.
She is member of the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) Labor Roster and the AAA Panel of Employment Arbitrators, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, New Jersey State Board of Mediation and the Panel of Arbitrators of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Public Employees Relations Board. She has been selected to serve in various other permanent panels of arbitrators in the public and private sectors. Haydeé is a contract mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Philadelphia and Miami District Offices and a member of the AAA Mediation Panel.
In 2006, after working for over fourteen years as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 29, she joined the New York City Department of Education, Office of Labor Relations, where she represented the agency in legal and labor relations matters related to all the collective bargaining agreements between the agency and scores of labor organizations representing approximately 135,000 employees.
She is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and the Dispute Resolution Section. As a member of the NYSBA, Diversity Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section, she has joined the committee’s efforts to foster and encourage the development of diverse talent and inclusion in the alternative dispute resolution field. She is also a member of the AAA Media Bureau and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
Haydeé was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1991. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and J.D. from Queens College, CUNY Law School. She has also participated in numerous trainings for arbitrators and mediators, including the NYSBA Mentoring Program for Arbitrators established by the Labor and Employment Law Section, the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Program for Mediators, AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators, the AAA Labor Arbitrator II Advanced Case Management, and the NYSBA Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Mediation and Advocacy Training for Women and Minorities.
As a bilingual arbitrator and mediator, she has an extensive experience with the needs of a diverse clientele.
As a third party neutral, Haydeé does not represent parties in any forum nor does she provide legal advice.