CURRENT POSITIONS:

Arbitrator & Mediator in private practice

Chair, Maine Board of Arbitration and Conciliation since 1999

Alternate Chair, Maine Labor Relations Board

Labor arbitrator on panels of: 

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Labor Relations Connection
  • Social Security Administration and AFGE


WORK HISTORY

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Employee Relations at University of Southern Maine 2011-2012
  • Mediator and Arbitrator, Maine Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service
  • Hearing Officer and Mediator, Maine Department of Education  2002-2021
  • Hearing Officer, Maine Public Employees Retirement System 2003-2008
  • Hearing Officer and Mediator, Maine Department of Labor  1993-2002
  • Panel of Mediators, Maine Labor Relations Board 1996-1999
  • Mediator, Maine Foreclosure Diversion Program 2013-2015
  • Arbitrator, Maine Bureau of Insurance 1997-1999
  • Mediator, Maine Workers' Compensation Board 1993-1996
  • Attorney in Private Practice 1987-1995
  • Law Clerk, Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Sidney W. Wernick and Maine Superior Court 1986-1987
  • Legislative Aide, US House of Representatives 1978-1983



EDUCATION: 

  • Juris Doctor, University of Maine School of Law (1986)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland (1977)
  • Over 1000 hours in continuing education in mediation, arbitration, facilitation and dispute resolution


INDUSTRIES:

Agriculture, arts, construction, corrections, public and private education, health care, insurance, machinists, manufacturing, Office workers/clerical, police/fire, postal service, professional employees, public works, pulp and paper, shipbuilding, trucking, universities, utilities (electric and water). 


ISSUES:

Arbitrability, benefits, contracting out, contract interpretation/application, discharge, discipline, discrimination, deferral issues, layoff/bumping/recall, overtime, promotion, reclassification, seniority/ability, unfair labor practices, wages, workplace safety.


TRAINING CONDUCTED (A partial representation of the type of training and public presentations Arbitrator Broder has provided: 

  • Discussion with Arbitrators- NH National Education Association 
  • Numerous presentations for LERA-Maine Chapters, including What Works and What Doesn't in Arbitration-LERA Maine 
  • Binding Arbitration--Nuts and Bolts for the Maine Litigator-Maine State Bar Association
  • How Arbitrators Make Decisions- Maine Labor Relations Board
  • Prehearing Issues in Arbitration-Maine State Bar Association


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Maine Chapter, Labor and Employment Relations Association:  Current Board Member, Past President, Vice President, and Secretary
  • Maine Association of Mediators: Past President, Secretary, Board Member
  • Maine State Bar Association: Past Chair of ADR Section
  • Association for Conflict Resolution