March 2, 2009

Rell taps Bristol resident for state labor panel

Press release from Gov. Jodi Rell:

Governor Rell Names Bristol

Resident to State Labor Panel


Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that she has appointed of Terence Sullivan of Bristol to the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration.


The Board provides efficient, professional and timely mediation services of grievances and contracts in the public and private sector area. The mediation process helps promote an atmosphere conducive to assisting labor and management in resolving collective bargaining controversies.  Understanding that there is a need for labor and management to shift towards cooperation and away from conflict, the Board offers the services of mediation for outreach and education programs in the art of dispute settlement.


The Board also provides arbitration services for the purpose of arbitration of disputes over the application or interpretation of the terms of a written collective bargaining agreement.


Sullivan is Personnel Director for the Town of Wallingford and has worked for the town since 1995.  He served in the Connecticut National Guard for 20 years, serving as a First Sergeant in the 1430 Military Police Company and receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1996.  He is a Persian Gulf War veteran.


Sullivan earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford.  He also holds certificates in Contract Administration, Collective Bargaining Studies and Human Resources Studies from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


“This Board aims to preserve jobs in Connecticut by maintaining peaceful employer/employee relations and promoting equity between labor and management by resolving labor disputes,” Governor Rell said. “Terence will be an excellent addition to this panel. He has many years of experience and expertise, and I thank him for his willingness to serve.”


Sullivan will serve at the pleasure of the Governor for a term ending February 18, 2010, or until a successor is appointed and has qualified, whichever is longer. 


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Anonymous said...

Congrats. But he will only vote no on any labor issuse that comes before him.

Anonymous said...

4:28 must have a crystal ball. Why don't we wait and see what Sullivan does? If he does vote no on some labor issue, maybe he will have good reason. Let's not jump all over him yet.

Anonymous said...

What's a good old Irish lad doing I might ask??Traditionly A Democrat, surprise surprise.

Anonymous said...

he is the personel director in wallingford. Once someone makes a greivance, HE decides whether or not it is a valid complaint. If he rules agaist it then it can go before the state board for mediation. Do we think that Mr. Sullivan will be one to overturn the decisions of other personel directors? I think not.