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Loconto, Michael T


Lancaster, PA

12/13/2023 11:13:47 AM
Fee For Services : $ 1850.00    
Cancellation Policy :
Fourteen (14) calendar days prior to scheduled hearing date
PA Recent Cases :
None at this time.
Other Recent Cases:
Publicly reported: Teamsters Local 320 and Chisago Co. (MN), BMS No. 23-PA-1511 to 1515 (Aug. 18, 2022). Others are private and decline to name parties at this time.
Mediation and Fact Finding Experience :
Fact-finder, Westwood (MA) Fire Department and the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (January 2022). Interest Arbitrator, IAFF and Loudoun Co. (VA) (Nov. 2023).
Total Arbitration Cases : 6
Teacher Arbitration Cases : 1
Private Sector : 2
Other Public Sector Arbitration : 3
Other Experience :
Arbitrator Loconto has been selected to hear grievance and interest arbitrations, engage in fact-finding, conduct mediation in a variety of settings and has trained private parties on Interest-Based Bargaining techniques. He has studied labor arbitration and federal sector arbitration at the FMCS Institute and has apprenticed under two members of the National Academy of Arbitrators on labor, employment and pension fund matters. He has experience in K-12 and higher education, skilled and manual trades, construction (including project labor agreements and jurisdictional disputes), public safety, dining services, athletics, public sector, beverages, financial services and technology workers. Specific issues include: discipline and discharge; drug testing; contract interpretation; pay and wage differentials; benefits; disability; discrimination and harassment; FMLA; FLSA; USERRA; Title IX; and, related state and federal laws. Arbitrator Loconto has two decades of experience in the fields of labor relations and employment law, previously serving as an in-house counsel to a small college and a labor and employment relations leader for a large university and a major metropolitan city. He is President of the Boston LERA Chapter and has previously co-led the national LERA Higher Education Industry Council and the District Capacity Project of the Massachusetts Education Partnership with union, management and neutral colleagues. Arbitrator Loconto has taught legal writing and research to first-year law students at his alma mater, Northeastern University School of Law, and has lectured on school law and arbitration in athletics for college students and legislative drafting for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He currently teaches courses on contracts and bargaining for union and management representatives at The Boston Labor Guild School of Labor-Management Relations. Arbitrator Loconto is available for in-person or remote hearings.
Professional Affiliations :
AAA (Labor Arbitrator and Consumer Panel); FMCS; and, PLRB. Permanent panels: Massachusetts and State Employee Union Alliance; APWU and USPS (Connecticut-expedited); NY/NJ Port Authority ERP. Other rosters: the Labor Relations Connection (New England), Resolute Systems; and, Forum ADR. State and local rosters in: California (SMCS, PERB and LA County ERC); Colorado Department of Labor & Empl.; Illinois Educational LRB; Iowa PERB; Kansas DOL; Maine LRB; Massachusetts DLR; Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services; Montana Board of Personnel Appeals; Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations; Nevada Government Employee-Management Rel. Bd.; New Hampshire Public Employees LRB; New Jersey (Board of Mediation & PERC); Oregon ERB; U.S. Virgin Islands PERB; and, Washington State PERC.
Education :
Northeastern University School of Law – J.D. (2002) The Florida State University – B.A. (1999)
Date Education Completed :
Advocate : No