Donald S. McPherson

Donald McPhersonUniversity Professor and Professor Emeritus Employment and Labor Relations

Email:mcpherson.donald@comcast.net

Degrees

PhD Labor History, University of Pittsburgh (1977)
MA History, IUP (1971)
BA Political Science, IUP (1969)

Interest Areas

Contract Administration and Grievance Resolution, Arbitration, Employment Discrimination, Labor History, Employment Law, Labor Relations in Education, Conflict Resolution, Creative Problem Solving, Organizational Development.

Professional Activities

Labor and Employment Arbitration, Mediation, Conciliation, Fact-finding.

Professional Memberships

National Academy of Arbitrators
Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly SPIDR)
Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
Labor And Employment Relations Association (formerly IRRA)
LERA, Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Selected Publications

  • McPherson, Donald S. and David A. Morand, "Reframing the Grievance Procedure as Interest-Based Negotiation," (poster session summary), Industrial Relations Research Association Series: Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting (January, 1995), 445-446.
  • McPherson, Donald S. and Burt R. Metzger, "'Last Chance' Discharges at Arbitration: Emergent Standards of Judicial Review," Industrial Relations Research Association Series: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting (January, 1994), 315-323.
  • McPherson, Donald S., "Interest-Based Negotiation: Applications to Grievance Resolution," Work Place Topics, 2 (July, 1992), 78-101.
  • Quinn, Thomas J., Mark Rosenbaum and Donald S. McPherson, "Grievance Mediation and Grievance Negotiation Skills: Building Collaborative Relationships," Labor Law Journal, 41 (November, 1990), 762-772.
  • McPherson, Donald S., "The Evolving Concept of Just Cause: Carroll R. Daugherty and the Requirement of Disciplinary Due Process," Labor Law Journal, 38 (July, 1987), 387-403.
  • McPherson, Donald S., Conrad J. Gates and Kevin N. Rogers. Resolving Grievances: A Practical Approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Reston/Prentice-Hall, 1983.
  • McPherson, Donald S., Conrad J. Gates, Robert K. Allen and Douglas Smith. Instructor's Manual for Resolving Grievances. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Reston/Prentice-Hall, 1983.
  • Morand, Martin J. and Donald S. McPherson, "Union Leader Responses to California's Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program," Bureau of National Affairs, Daily Labor Report, 102 (May 28, 1981), D1-D10.
  • Morand, Martin J. and Donald S. McPherson, "Unionism's Effect on Faculty Pay: Handicapping the Data," Monthly Labor Review, 103 (June, 1980), 34-36.
  • McPherson, Donald S., "Contract Administration: The Process of Resolving Grievances," in Paul E. Hoffner, Robert L. Gaylor and Kathleen A. Rohaly, eds., Practical Labor Relations (Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1980), 79-114.