Labor Relations

MASB Takes the Labor Out of Labor Relations

The goal of MASB's Labor Relations Department is to provide high-quality labor relations services to Michigan's public schools without the high charges of profit-oriented firms. We service only school boards, so we understand and appreciate your special needs. Several times a year, the Labor Relations Department sponsors conferences, workshops and institutes that provide board members with timely information on pertinent labor relations topics. We also offer customized in-service programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of your district. 

MASB has regular and adjunct staff who can assist your district either as a chief negotiator or in a supporting role for negotiations with teacher or support staff unions. When a member school district contracts with the MASB, an experienced, qualified professional labor relations consultant is ready to assist your district with its labor relations needs, such as contract analysis, collective bargaining, grievances, arbitrations, fact-finding, MERC hearings and other labor board proceedings.


Rod Green, Ph.D.

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Rod is a former school superintendent having served Norway-Vulcan (Upper Peninsula), Grant (Newaygo County) and East China Schools (St. Clair County). Rod has bargained more than 50 contracts and is known for presenting at various bargaining seminars for superintendents. He has been working with MASB since 2013, and has bargained contracts in Harrison, Houghton Lake, Howell, St. Johns, Brandon, Mason Consolidated, Whiteford and Gibraltar. Rod also teaches School Law for Oakland University and specializes in both support staff and teacher contracts. He is known for excellent financial expertise and good knowledge of operational matters in contracts.

Tricia Murphy-Alderman, M.A., Ed.S.

Tricia Murphy-Alderman

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Tricia has provided leadership while serving others through her public education positions, community board positions and volunteering commitments for 32 years. During these years as a superintendent, college Instructor, principal, teacher and coach, her mission continues as an organizational development leader, an opportunity designer and an advocate for all while creating financial responsibility.

Tricia earned her Ed.S. from Saginaw Valley State University, M.A. in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University, and her B.A. from Alma College with a major in mathematics and a minor in business administration.

Currently, Tricia serves as the Vice President of the Shiawassee Community Foundation, a member of the Shiawassee County Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Chair of the Finance Committee for her church.  

Tricia has been married to her high school sweetheart for 30 years and together they have had the best time raising two children into beautiful young adults.

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