Metro Boosts Partnership With Transit Union With New Director Of Labor Relations

Metro (Cincinnati, OH) has added a new leader to its employee and union relations team, James Hubbard, who has joined the transit agency as its new director of labor relations.

In the role, Hubbard will play a part in facilitating and maintaining Metro’s relationship with its union employees and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 627 chapter, which recently achieved a new agreement guaranteeing better pay, benefits and stability than any other time in Metro’s history. He will also assist in establishing a strategic direction and plan for continued labor and employee relations throughout the company; direct and assist with the resolution of employee grievances and other labor matters; and provide strategic oversight of labor relations issues.

Hubbard brings more than 15 years’ experience in employee and labor relations, including more than 10 years with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, where he managed employee- and labor-related issues, including investigations, contract administration, performance management, and more. Also a practicing attorney, he has experience in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, employee grievances and risk management.


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