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Labor Relations Unit
About the Labor Relations Unit
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The Labor Relations Unit represents the Governor on behalf of all executive branch agencies in collective bargaining. Currently the Labor Relations Unit administers 32 collective bargaining agreements. These agreements cover approximately 27,000 employees in 62 different agencies, boards, and commissions. These employees are represented by ten (10) different labor organizations. The Labor Relations Unit also negotiates collective bargaining agreements covering four (4) non-state employee bargaining units. SEIU represents three, Childcare Providers, Homecare Workers and Adult and Foster Relative Care Providers bargaining units and AFSCME represents one Childcare Provider bargaining unit. The four bargaining units cover approximately 21,000 non-state workers.

Staff Assignments

Contract Assignments (pdf)

Bargaining Assignments (pdf)

Staff Listing

Please email all grievances to LRU or fax to 503-373-7530
Tom Perry - Labor Relations Unit Manager 503-378-4201
Anna Sikel - Office Manager 503-378-2616 

Erin Haney - State Labor Relations Analyst 503-378-2705
Craig Cowan - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-5611 

Joe Espinoza - State Labor Relations Manager 503-945-5858

Mark Hunt - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-8363

John Nees - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-2831
Debbie Pillsbury-Harvey - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-8321

Kim Proffit - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-6483
Nettie Pye - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-3138 

Glenn West - State Labor Relations Manager 503-378-3967 


Bargaining Agreements
Collective Bargaining Agreements 
​2015-2017 Bargaining and Compensation Concept Form
General Council Notice August 13, 2014, to August 16, 2014
2014 SEIU General Council Delegates (pdf)



Please contact your Labor Relations Manager if Agency specific training is needed for contract administration or any Labor Relations topic, e.g. Labor Relations Overview, Discipline, etc.