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Howard G. Foster

Professor Emeritus
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, Cornell University
MILR, Cornell University
BA, Brandeis University


Foster's interests focus on labor relations and collective bargaining. He is an active mediator and arbitrator of labor disputes. Foster is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and he chairs its Labor Relations Committee. Foster is active in the university's Honors Program.

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Industrial Relations Research Association for Western New York, past president


  • Labor arbitration for various employers and unions. Has arbitrated more than 800 labor-management disputes
  • Hearing Officer for the New York State Education Department on tenured-teacher discipline
  • Mediation and fact-finding for the New York State Public Employment Relations Board. Has mediated more than 100 impasses