Martin F. Scheinman ’75 (ILR), MS ’76 has over 25 years of experience as a full time ad hoc and contract arbitrator in private and public sector disputes. He has arbitrated over 10,000 disputes throughout the United States and served as fact-finder in hundreds of cases in the Eastern United States. His portfolio of public sector cases include teachers, school administrators, school-related personnel, municipal and county employees, state employees, health care workers, police, fire and sanitation employees; and his private sector cases include manufacturing, broadcasting, food services, higher education, rail, air, machinery, pharmaceutical, paper, hospitals and nursing homes, printing, newspaper, telephone and power industries.
Marty Scheinman is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Bar Association, and the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA). His panel memberships include AAA, FMCS, NYPERB, NJ Board of Mediation, NY State Employment Relations Board, and the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining. His portfolio of experience includes serving as an industry impartial chairman for several union and management associations, and as a permanent panel arbitrator for countless entities, public and private, and labor and management. Formerly an adjunct professor at Hofstra University and Cornell University’s ILR School, Marty has lectured on arbitration, discipline, and grievance handling since 1978. He frequently teaches for ILR’s outreach programming from the Metro NYC office and is the most senior member of the extension faculty in NYC.
Marty’s strong advocacy of the ILR School, its programs, and its students has been consistent and clear in communicating a message of alumni involvement. He is a longtime member of the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council, and has been active with ILR’s Groat Alpern Event Committee efforts and his Class of 1975 Reunion Campaign. He was a member of ILR’s Committee for the University’s Campaign for Creating the Future in the early ’90s and will play a leadership role with an ILR Affinity Group of Neutrals for the upcoming University Campaign. Recently, Marty and four ILR friends joined together to name the Labor Law Reading Room in Catherwood Library in honor of the ILR School’s commitment to labor, management, and neutrals working together. This message is important to Marty—he has lived his life by it. Of equal importance to Marty is the Neutral-in-Residence Program, which has been a central theme of his ILR School connection. He characterizes his leadership and steadfast support of the McKelvey Neutral-in-Residence program as a tribute to Jean McKelvey, a chief mentor whom he credits with “helping me choose what I do every day of my life.”
In addition to his ILR degrees, Marty received a JD from New York University in 1979. He and his wife, Laurie, and their children, Sarah, Sam, and Rachael Scheinman, and Erin and Emily Szulman, live in Sands Point, New York.