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Matthew M. Franckiewicz
Curriculum Vitae

 

Pennsylvania Office  
The Castle - Suite 301
325 Commerce St. 
Wilmerding PA 15148
Telephone: (412) 824-5740 
e-mail: mattfran@naarb.org
Ohio Office
125 Antoinette Dr.
Elyria OH 44035

Fax: (412) 824-5740

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Cambridge, MA 02139  
S.B. Economics 1969 
University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL 60637
J.D. 1973

Professional Organizations

National Academy of Arbitrators (Region 8 Chair, 2005-2007)
Three Rivers Area Labor Management Committee
American Bar Association, Labor Law Section
Allegheny County Bar Association, Labor Law Section                                                                             

Issues Arbitrated

absenteeism, alcohol & drug abuse, arbitrability, assignment of work, backpay computation, bargaining unit inclusion, bereavement, contracting out, crew rotation, demotion, discharge, discipline, discrimination, disqualification, drug testing, dues, effect of prior award, effect of prior settlement, external law, fighting, full time employment, funeral leave, grievance mediation, guaranteed workday, handicap discrimination, health & welfare, hiring, holiday compensation, hours, independent contractor status, injury pay, insubordination, interest arbitration, job classification, job evaluation, job posting & bidding, jurisdiction, last chance agreement, layoff, leaves of absence, longevity pay, management rights, mergers, out-of-classification pay, overtime pay, past practice, pensions, performance appraisals, personnel record contents, promotions, rate of pay, reassignments, red circle rate, reduction in hours, relocation, report pay, safety, seniority, severance pay, sexual harassment, shift preference, short term disability, sick leave, sickness & accident benefits, strike misconduct, subcontracting, super seniority, timeliness, training, transfers, Union business time, Union representation, vacations, wages, work performance, work stoppages, working conditions

Industries Served

aerospace, aluminum, autos & trucks, bakery, banking, beverages, brass & copper, broadcasting, canning, cement, chemicals, clerical, clothing, coal, colleges, communications, construction, defense, education, electrical equipment, engineering, entertainment, federal government, fire fighting, food, foundry, glass, health care, heating & ventilation, hotels, law enforcement, leather, local government, machinery, metal fabrication, mining, miscellaneous manufacturing, music, munitions, non-ferrous metals, nuclear energy, oil & gas, packaging, pharmaceuticals, plastics, plumbing, printing, public safety, public transit, pulp & paper; retail sales, rubber, service, state government, steel, telephone, textiles, transportation, trucking & storage, utilities, warehousing, waste management

Arbitration Panels

American Arbitration Association
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
Maine Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission
New Jersey State Board of Mediation
New York State Employment Relations Board
Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation

Permanent Arbitration Panels

AK Steel-UAW # 3303
Akron General Medical Ctr.-USWA #1014L
Allegheny Energy-IBEW #2357
Allegheny Energy-UWUA #102
Bituminous Coal Operators Association-UMWA District 6
Bituminous Coal Operators Association-UMWA District 17
Century Aluminum-USWA #9423
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.-UWUA #270
Cleveland Municipal School District-Cleveland Teachers Union
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-AFSCME
Duquesne Light Company-IBEW System Council U-10
Handy & Harman Automotive Group-IUE Local 465
MECO International (coal mining equipment)-UMWA District 5
National Forge Co.-IUNFE
Neville Chemical Co.-USWA #5032
Ormet Aluminum Mill Products Corp.-USWA
Oxford Automotive-USWA
Pittsburgh Board of Public Education-Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
Roemer Industries-USWA
Western Reserve Care System-ONA

Fact-finding Panels

Ohio State Employment Relations Board
Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board

Books

Winning at the NLRB, BNA Books, 1995
Winning at the NLRB Supplement, BNA Books, 1997
Winning at the NLRB Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, 1999
Winning at the NLRB Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, 2001
Winning at the NLRB Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, 2003
Winning at the NLRB Cumulative Supplement, BNA Books, 2005

Articles

The Arbitrator and the Personal Computer, in The Arbitration Journal, June 1992, p. 49 
How to Win NLRB Cases: Tips from a Former Insider, in Labor Law Journal, January 1993, p. 40
Arbitrators' Administrative Practices, in Pittsburgh Legal Journal, August 1993, p. 5
Back Pay Awards - Current Arbitral Patterns, in Dispute Resolution Journal, January 1997, p. 28
An Arbitrator's View of Writing Briefs, in Dispute Resolution Journal, February 1999, p. 59
Look at the Supply Side, in National Academy of Arbitrators Chronicle, Spring 2000, p. 30
The Rules of Evidence and Labor Arbitration, in Dispute Resolution Journal, August 2002, p. 42
Also computer programs and related articles in I.B. Magazette; Uptime; and Turbo Tech Report

Prior Labor Relations Experience

National Labor Relations Board
Attorney 1973-1978, Trial Specialist 1978-1987
"Quality" commendations 1981, 1986 for success as a litigator and for performance as a hearing officer and decision writer

Commercial and Court Appointed Panels

American Arbitration Association National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators
Better Business Bureau Panel of Consumer Arbitrators
National Futures Association (securities industry disputes)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp./Resolution Trust Corp.
Certified Arbitrator for U.S. District Court (W.D. Pa. pursuant to local rule 43)
Arbitrator appointed by the Court of Common Pleas (Allegheny County Pa.) to hear/decide all types of civil disputes

Published Decisions

Alliance & IAFF #480, 121 LA 1352
Armstrong County Mem. Hosp. & USWA #8500, 116 LA 188
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. & URW #256, 109 LA 65
Associated Press & Wire Service Guild #222, 94-1 ARBITRATOR 4132
Beaver County & SEIU #585, 114 LA 1819
Berlin Brothersvalley School Dist. & BBEA, 121 LA 866
Blairsville-Saltsburg School Dist. & B-S EA, 115 LA 1114
Brookville Hosp. & SEIU Dist. 1199P, 121 LA 953
Butler County & SEIU #668, 122 LA 1480
Cargill, Inc. & Teamsters #436, 113 LA 823
Carlisle Engineered Prods., Inc. & USWA #563-L, 118 LA 97
Chambersburg Area School Dist. & CAEA, 120 LA 393
Chesapeake Union Exempted Vill. Bd. of Educ. & OEA, 121 LA 409
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. & UWUA #270, 105 LA 817, 96-1 ARBITRATOR 6206
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. & UWUA #270, 108 LA 120
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. & UWUA #270, 115 LA 1646
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. & UWUA #270, 117 LA 165
Clorox Co. & ICWU #418, 103 LA 932, 95-1 ARBITRATOR 5195
CNG Transmission Corp. & SEIU #999, 115 LA 1322
Columbus Equipment Co. & IUOE #18, 117 LA 1787
Consolidation Coal Co. & UMWA #1785, 104 LA 751, 96-1 ARBITRATOR 6011
Consolidation Coal Co. & UMWA #1638, 106 LA 328
Corrections Comm. of NW Ohio & IUPA #64, 113 LA 908
Cranberry Area School Dist. & Cranberry EA, 107 LA 168, 97-1 ARBITRATOR 3021
CVS & UFCW #1099, 120 LA 1292
Daniels Co. & USWA #9281, 102 LA 1064
Dominion East Ohio & SEIU #555, 122 LA 1647
Duraloy & USWA #2810, 100 LA 1166
Eaglebudd Enterprises, Inc. & UFCW #23, 106 LA 659, 96-2 ARBITRATOR 6260
East Conemaugh Borough & Teamsters #110, 121 LA 1693
Eaton Cutler-Hammer Corp. & Beaver Salaried Employees Ass'n, 110 LA 467
Elliott Turbo Machinery Co. & USWA, 119 LA 727
Erie & AFSCME #2206, 107 LA 677
Erie County Vo-Tech School & ECTSFT, 114 LA 999
Fairmont Gen. Hosp. & RWDSU #550, 119 LA 1529
Fansteel Hydro Carbide & UAW #204, 93-1 ARBITRATOR 3003
Federal Bureau of Prisons & AFGE, 119 LA 1812
Ferry Indus., Inc. & UPIU #7607, 110 LA 114
Ford Motor Co. & IUOE #18S, 115 LA 385
Forest/Warren Dept. of Human Servs. & PSSU #668, 117 LA 423
Foster Twp. & Police Wage and Policy Union, 120 LA 1016
Fremont Plastic Prods., Inc. & USWA #1915, 122 LA 149
Friendship Ridge & SEIU Dist. 1199P, 121 LA 1760
GAF Premium Prods., Inc. & Boilermaker's Local D-282, 121 LA 282
Georgia Pacific Corp. & GMP #235, 93-2 ARBITRATOR 3317, 412 AAA 12
Girard School Dist. & Girard FT, 119 LA 1476
Graphic Arts Color Corp. & GCIU #24, 410 AAA 2
Guernsey County Public Library & OAPSE #4, 116 LA 1212
Harbor Creek School Board & HCEA, 122 LA 956
Homewood Cemetery & Laborers Dist. Council, 98 LA 333, 92-2 ARBITRATOR 8419
Hugo Bosca Co. & RWDSU #379, 109 LA 533
Huntleigh USA Corp. & HERE #57, 115 LA 929
Jefferson Comm. College & Jefferson Technical College EA, 107 LA 1166
Johnstown America Corp. & USWA #2635, 116 LA 868
Johnstown Housing Auth. & AFSCME Council 83, 119 LA 116
Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. & USWA #2635, 111 LA 216 
Kane Manufacturing Corp. & USWA #14659, 97 LA 1197, 91-2 ARBITRATOR 8559
Laidlaw Transit Servs., Inc. & ATU #697, 116 LA 967
Lee Middleton Original Dolls, Inc. & USWA #14976, 120 LA 119
Lincolnview Local Bd. of Ed. & Lincolnview EA, 103 LA 854
Linderme Tube Co. & Boilermakers #1704, 116 LA 837
Lithonia Hi Tek - Vermillion & IBEW #998, 109 LA 775
Margaretta Local School Dist. & OAPSE #379, 114 LA 1057
Marmon/Keystone Corp. & USWA #2384, 106 LA 519
Marriott Educ. Servs. & SEIU #29, 112 LA 998
Mayflower Vehicle Sys. & USWA # 9419, 114 LA 1249
McCauley Accessory Div. Cessna Aircraft Co. & MPBP #5, 110 LA 600
McKeesport Housing Auth. & Teamsters #205, 98 LA 134, 92-1 ARBITRATOR 8146, LAIG 4567
Mead Corp. & UPIU #731, 113 LA 1169
MECO International, Inc. & UMWA Dist. 5, 91-1 ARBITRATOR 8042
MetroHealth Med. Ctr. & OPBA, 108 LA 974, 98-1 ARBITRATOR 5037
Millcreek Township School Dist. & MEA, 122 LA 1085
Mills Co. & PACE #5-0332, 120 LA 1723
Napco, Inc. & USWA #13640, 111 LA 77
Nat'l Linen & Uniform Serv. & Teamsters #175, 97-1 ARBITRATOR 3130
Neville Chem. Co. & USWA #5032, 120 LA 382
Nordson Corp. & IAMAW #1802, 104 LA 1206
North Coast Container Corp. & USWA #7132, 114 LA 795
Northstar Television of Erie, Inc. & NABET, 93-2 ARBITRATOR 3357
Ottawa County [Ohio] & Teamsters #20, 111 LA 833
Owens-Corning Corp. & GMP #244, 114 LA 1628
Paladin Packaging & Display, Inc. & UPIU #373, 109 LA 285
Penn Hills & Penn Hills MEO, 118 LA 1806
Penn Window Co. & SEIU #16, 112 LA 922
Pleasant Ridge Manor & AFSCME #2666, 112 LA 517
Plum Borough & Police Dept. of Plum, 123 LA 641
Providence Health Care Ctr. & USWA #8183-15, 114 LA 136
Ravenswood Village Health Care Center & USWA, 94-2 ARBITRATOR 4531
Rexnord Corp. & IAMAW #2304, 116 LA 924
Rexroth Corp. & UAW #1239, 110 LA 1192
Rockwood Area School Dist. & Rockwood EA, 114 LA 197
Ryder Student Transp. Servs., Inc. & USWA, 108 LA 743, 108 LA 1124, 97-2 ARBITRATOR 3268
Sauer, Inc. & Carpenters' Dist. Council, 100 LA 191
Sears, Roebuck and Co. & UFCW #880, 111 LA 378
Sena-Kean Manor & AFSCME Dist. Council 85, 104 LA 369
Snap-Tite, Inc. & USWA #14661, 110 LA 513
Somerset Area School Dist. & PSEA, 119 LA 581
State College Borough & S.C. Police Ass'n, 110 LA 718
Sterling Packaging Corp. & USWA #175G, 115 LA 304
Summit County Children Services & CWA #4546, 116 LA 1281
Summit County MR/DD Board & Weaver Workshop & Support Ass'n, LAIG 5272
Supervalu & Teamsters #30, 120 LA 570
Tenneco Packaging Corp. & UPIU #296, 106 LA 607
Time Warner Cable of Jamestown & IBEW #106, 119 LA 261
Titanium Metals Corp. & USWA #5644, 121 LA 1441
Toledo Bd. of Educ. & TAAP, 117 LA 1409
United Refining Co. & IUOE #95, 123 LA 271
Universal Stainless & Alloy Prods. & USWA, 116 LA 90
U.S. Tsubaki & IAMAW #1329, 123 LA 423
Warren County School Dist. & Warren County EA, 121 LA 506
Washington Communities MH/MR Ctr., Inc. & SEIU #668, 119 LA 500
Washington County & SEIU #668, 121 LA 541
Washington East Washington Joint Auth. & UWUA #537, 120 LA 826
Washington Hosp. & SEIU Dist. 1199P, 110 LA 158
Waste Mgmt. of Ohio, Inc. & Teamsters #284, 113 LA 353
Wayne County Children Servs. Bd. & Teamsters #436, 120 LA 289
Weirton Medical Ctr. & SEIU Dist. 1199 WV/KY/OH, 123 LA 380
Western Reserve Care Sys. & ONA, 119 LA 1394
Western Reserve Transit Auth. & ATU #272, 101 LA 1085, 420 AAA 10
Wheatland Tube Co. & USWA, 119 LA 897
Wheeling Corrugating Co. & USWA, 108 LA 1033, 97-2 ARBITRATOR 3286
WTRF-TV, LLC & NABET-CWA #212, 119 LA 92

Miscellaneous

Award will be issued within 30 days of close of record (latest of end of hearing, receipt of all briefs, receipt of all post-hearing exhibits)

Computer experience with many software applications; programming experience in Assembler, BASIC, C, FORTRAN, and Pascal

Associate Legal Counsel to Alliance of Poles of America (fraternal organization)

Date of birth: April 22, 1947

Fee Schedule

Arbitration fee: $900/day in day increments for time spent on hearing, consideration, writing and travel

Scheduling & cancellation/postponement fee: One day unless notified more than 30 days before scheduled date

Unless parties agree to a different allocation, a postponement fee will be invoiced to the party requesting the postponement, and a cancellation fee will be split between the parties

A 10 percent late fee and interest compounded at 2 percent monthly may be added to any invoice unpaid after 60 days

No docketing fee

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