Pamela S. Silverblatt
Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations
Pamela S. Silverblatt joined The City University of New York as Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations in January 2008 after nearly seven years in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations. Ms. Silverblatt oversees and manages CUNY’s Labor Relations with its Faculty and Classified Staff unions including negotiating the collective bargaining agreements and overseeing labor hearings and appeals.
Prior to joining CUNY, Ms. Silverblatt represented the Mayor in labor relations matters affecting New York City and over 100 labor organizations. This entailed managing the negotiation, implementation and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements covering more than 200,000 employees in Mayoral and non-Mayoral agencies. Her responsibilities included managing the General Counsel’s Office, Negotiators, Supervision of the Budget and Personnel Administration. Ms. Silverblatt was responsible for the management and oversight of the New York City Health Benefits Program that covers all New York City employees and retirees, as well as the Deferred Compensation Program, which included both Section 457 and 401K components, Pre-tax benefits and the Management Benefits Fund.
Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Ms. Silverblatt served nearly 12 years at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), holding a series of progressively more responsible Human Resources and Labor Relations positions. She left HHC as the Senior Assistant Vice President of Operations with responsibilities for all of the Corporation’s labor relations departments, including Labor Relations/Labor Counsel, Workforce Planning and Development, Personnel, Classification and Compensation, Examinations and Certification.
Ms. Silverblatt is a graduate of the State University of NY at Binghamton and received her J.D. Degree from Hofstra University School of Law.