About the Department

The Department of Labor Relations is the Wayne State University unit responsible for advising and counseling departments relative to conduct and investigations (including the possibility of medical/psychiatric examinations) and appropriate discipline for represented, non-academic personnel. Labor Relations also negotiates and interprets contracts, is responsible for grievance administration, and represents WSU in arbitration, mediation & MERC hearings.

Labor Relations negotiates and administers the contractual provisions of employees represented by the following WSU Unions (bargaining units):

  • UAW Staff Association Local 2071
  • AFSCME Local 1497
  • UAW P&A Local 1979
  • SEIU Local 517M (formerly known as Local 177M)
  • UNITE HERE! Local 24 WSU Janitors (formerly known as HERE)
  • UNITE HERE! Local 24 Housing Employees
  • Operating Engineers Local 324 (formerly 547)
  • Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council (formerly known as Greater Detroit Building & Construction Trades Council)
  • Police Officers Labor Council Local 2646