Director of Labor and Employee Relations
Akima's construction expertise is enhanced by that of its management staff, many with construction management experience spanning decades. Whether the project is renovation or new construction, we employ professional personnel, flexible procedures and advanced systems to execute only the optimal solutions. We continuously manage and measure compliance with key criteria including safety, quality, total project cost and timely completion. Our excellent relationships with strategic suppliers and contractors who are experts in their fields and have a proven history of providing excellent performance are critical to our success on each project. Akima Management Services (AMS), Akima Construction Service's parent company, provides financial and administrative support to its operating companies as needed. These support services are primarily in the areas of Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Business Development, Information Technology, Safety and Quality Management. In fact, AMS and each of its subsidiaries are ISO 9001: 2000 registered. Akima Construction Services LLC is one of six subsidiaries of Akima Management Services (AMS), an Alaska Native Corporation formed to pursue government and commercial contracting opportunities. To ensure that we develop meaningful partnerships with each of our customers, fulfill their quality performance and service expectations, and achieve our customers' missions and objectives, Akima restructured in January 2004. Akima Construction Services LLC, an 8(a) operating company of Akima Management Services, was established in order to pursue work its predecessor company, Akima Corporation, was no longer eligible to perform as a graduate of the Small Business Administration's 8(a) program.
Labor relations professional and attorney with significant experience managing HR functions and a track record of delivering bottom line results. * Chief spokesperson - over 35 labor negotiations & participated in additional 20+ negotiations * Defeated 6 union organizing attempts * Developed & implemented strike plan enabling Space Shuttle to fly on time during 144-day strike and saving NASA $6.8 million * Pioneered design of sophisticated cost models that yielded creative, cost-saving settlements * Successfully counseled/defended claims regarding, labor agreements, wrongful discharge, NLRA, discrimination, whistleblowing, ERISA, OSHA, IRCA, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, WARN, OFCCP, FCRA, and SCA * Industries: Hospitality, federal contracting, trucking, construction, bus services * Unions: Teamsters, HERE, SEIU, TWU, ATU, USW, IAMAW, AFGE, CSEA, UTU, most construction trades unions.