Workplace Partnership Council (WPC)


Workplace Partnership Council (WPC)

Following 2001 SEIU negotiations, a new, facilitated labor-management forum was initiated. This forum, Workplace Partnership Council (WPC), comprises representatives from the SEIU union and University. The WPC is charged with identifying and resolving issues before they become workplace problems. The members of this group are as follows:

WPC Members

  • Cathy Bottari, Human Resources
  • Vanessa Dismuke, Bird Library
  • Pam Gavenda, Human Resources
  • Dave George, Food Services
  • Chad Hendrick, Physical Plant
  • Jenny Howell, Food Services
  • Dale King, Bird Library
  • Doug McClure, SEIU
  • Jim Miller, Physical Plant
  • Scott Phillipson, SEIU
  • Paul Rio, FIXIT
  • Michelle Scheider, Food Services
  • Chuck Spears, Physical Plant
  • JD Tessier, FIXIT
  • Jack Walker, Physical Plant
  • Kim Suskerish, Physical Plant
  • Pete Sala, Carrier Dome

WPC Mission

The WPC studies have made significant strides in building a solid foundation for stronger relationships and workplace improvements. The landmark contract negotiation completed in 2007 provided additional opportunities for collaboration and partnership.