Haydeé, an attorney and member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, is a full-time Labor and Employment Arbitrator with over twenty years of experience in labor-management relations. She has substantial 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 and Employment Panels of Arbitrators and the AAA Mediation Panel; the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; the New York State Public Employment Relations Board; the U.S. Virgin Islands, Public Employees Relations Board; the State of New York and the Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Professional Scientific and Technical Services Unit, Disciplinary Panel; Local 342, UFCW, AFL-CIO and Various Employers; and the TWU, Local 100, AFL-CIO and NYC Bike Share, LLC. Haydeé is also a contract mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York and Miami District Offices and a member of the AAA Mediation Panel.
Before establishing her practice, she worked for over fourteen years as an attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 29. Until 2006, she worked for the New York City Department of Education, Office of Labor Relations, where she represented the agency in labor relations matters related to all collective bargaining agreements between the agency and scores of labor organizations representing approximately 135,000 employees.
She is currently a member of the American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and the Dispute Resolution Section. She is also a member of the Advisory Board and former President 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.
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.