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Timothy D. W. Williams, Arbitrator

Timothy D. W. Williams

Arbitrator Since: 1974

Timothy Williams received his B.A. from Bethel College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. At Portland State University he teaches courses in human resource management, labor relations, labor negotiations and contract administration for the Division of Public Administration, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government.

Timothy Williams is a practicing dispute resolver with forty plus years of experience as a mediator, ombudsperson, facilitator, fact-finder, hearing officer and arbitrator. He was first listed as an arbitrator and factfinder by the Oregon Employment Relations Board in 1974. Since that time he has also been listed on state panels in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and California. He is a member of the National Labor Panel of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service with offices in Seattle and Arizona. In 1984 he was accepted into the National Academy of Arbitrators.  He is also an experienced commercial arbitrator in the construction industry. As a full-time arbitrator, Mr. Williams handles a substantial number of cases each year to include interest arbitration and grievance arbitration.

His pertinent publications include the following articles: The Ability to Pay: A Search for Definitions and Standards in Factfinding and Arbitration (1984); Writing the Grievance Arbitration Brief (1986); Arbitration in the Paper Industry in Labor and Employment Arbitration (1989); Making Cooperative Negotiations Work (1990); Labor Management Training and Its Transfer to the Work Setting (1991); Last Best Offer – Total Package: Oregon’s New Form Of Interest Arbitration (1996).

Timothy Williams is a member of the Labor Education Research Association (LERA) and the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA).