About Joshua Javits

Joshua M. Javits is a neutral mediator and arbitrator. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA), the International Ombudsman Association, the rosters of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service FMCS), and the National Mediation Board (NMB).

He was Chairman and Member of the National Mediation Board from 1988 to 1993. 

He was Grievance Committee Chairman of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011. He sits on over 50 neutral arbitration panels and has arbitrated over 2000 cases. He has represented labor unions and management -- at different times -- in the past, and began his career as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Javits has worked with numerous entities to develop effective conflict resolution procedures, with enormous resulting savings in litigation costs and exposure. As an Ombudsman, he has been appointed by organizations as a resource for employees and managers to counsel or mediate workplace issues. After having gained the confidence of all constituencies, Mr. Javits has used his familiarity with individual companies to resolve multiple disputes informally.

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  • President, National Association of Railroad Referees (2014-15)
  • International Monetary Fund – Chair, Grievance Committee (2007-2011)
  • National Academy of Arbitrators (Member)
  • Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals
  • American Arbitration Association (AAA)(Labor Arbitration Panel)
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)(Labor Arbitration Panel)
  • National Mediation Board (NMB)(Arbitrator Panel)
  • National Association of Railroad Referees (Member)
  • Prince George's County PERB (Member)
  • Major League Baseball Players Assn.: Player-Agent Fee Disputes
  • Office of Collective Bargaining (New York City)
  • New York State Employment Relations Board
  • Attorney-Client Arbitration Board (Washington, D.C.)
  • Civil Mediator—District of Columbia Superior Courts
  • Mediator—United States District Court for District of Columbia
  • Delta/ALPA
  • United Airlines/AFA/IAMAW
  • Internal Revenue Service/Nat'l Treasury Employees Union
  • Port Authority Employment Relations Panel/PBA
  • American Airlines/Transport Workers Union/APFA
  • United Parcel Service/Int'l Bro.Teamsters, Local 2727/IPA(Pilots)
  • FedEx/ALPA
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority/ATU/OPEIU
  • British Airways/IAMAW
  • US Airways/IAMAW/AFA
  • Southwest Airlines/ALPA
  • Compass/ALPA
  • Washington Hospital Center/Nurses United
  • Alaska Airlines/IAMAW/ALPA
  • Air Wisconsin/ALPA
  • Hawaiian Airlines/ALPA
  • Comptroller of the Currency/NTEU
  • Washington Gas/IBT/OPEIU
  • Hotel Assn. of Washington, DC/UNITE HERE Local 25
  • International Broadcast Bureau/AFGE L. 12
  • ABX Air/APA
  • Presidential Emergency Boards 242 (2007) and 243 (2011)
  • Spirit Airlines/ALPA
  • Social Security Administration/AFGE L. 1923