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Glenn Bunner, Equipment Mechanic
Fleet Services
University Facilities Management
Diana King, Custodial Worker
Custodial Services 
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Clarence Freeman, Groundskeeper
Care of Grounds
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Kyle Cuppett, Head Locksmith
Repair of Buildings
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Ilean Hatten, Custodial Worker
Custodial Services
University Facilities Management
Michael Shivey, Welder
Repair of Buildings
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Bruce Ahrens
Custodial Worker
Residence Services
Linda Whittlesey
Custodial Crew Leader
Residence Services

Labor Relations

The Labor Relations office is part of the division of Human Resources and oversees all aspects of labor relations activities for AFSCME-represented employees at Kent State.

The Labor Relations office also oversees pre-disciplinary hearings for classified, unrepresented university employees. The goal of the office is to create and sustain a collaborative work environment for collective bargaining members, unrepresented classified employees and the professional leadership.

The major areas of responsibility for the Labor Relations office include:
  • Serve as a resource to employees, supervisors and department heads regarding labor relations policies and issues;
  • Administer and interpret the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement, university policies, and relevant sections of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code;
  • Plan and direct recruitment activities and employment services for represented classified staff;
  • Provide grievance and arbitration procedure administration for all classified employees;
  • Administer predisciplinary processes for all classified employees;
  • Assess and develop training programs for represented staff and supervisors/managers of represented staff; and
  • Represent the university in AFSCME collective bargaining negotiations.

For more information, contact Karen Watson, Employee Relations Manager, at 330-672-4636 or; Janine Bogden at 330-672-4636 or



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