Office of Labor Relations
205 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017
Phone (646) 664-2970
Fax (646) 664-2960

The Office of Labor Relations is responsible for developing and implementing CUNY’s labor relations policies. The department negotiates collective bargaining agreements with CUNY’s faculty and staff unions, including the 20,000-member Professional Staff Congress/CUNY and 10,000-member “White Collar” and “Blue Collar” Classified Staff Unions. The department also handles the University level second step for grievances and disciplinary actions and provides on-going guidance and training to the Colleges regarding matters of contract interpretation and related issues.


An overview of the organization and responsibilities of the Office of Labor Relations.


Unions and other labor relations organizations with which the office conducts business on a regular basis.


Collective bargaining agreements negotiated by the Office of Labor Relations.


An assortment of useful links, including reports and forms, and policies and procedures.

“Welcome to the homepage of CUNY’s Office of Labor Relations. We have designed this website to assist you in accessing labor relations information vital to the operation of CUNY. We are available to assist you with any labor relations issues, including interpretation of CUNY’s agreements and other related questions you may have.”

Pamela S. Silverblatt
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Labor Relations and Interim General Counsel & Sr. Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs