Director of Labor Relations
- Title Director of Labor Relations
Judi Burgess is the University’s Director of Labor Relations. Judi launched her career as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board’s Philadelphia and Boston Regional Offices. Prior to joining Boston University, she worked at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (the T) as the Assistant General Manager for Employee and Labor Relations where she had oversight of Labor and Employee Relations, Human Resources, and Occupational Health Services. Judi was formerly a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions. Her passion as the University’s LR Director is found in ensuring balanced labor harmony for faculty and staff through the negotiation of fair and transparent collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the University, as well as ensuring compliance with respect to the NLRA, and other labor and employment laws pertaining to the Higher Ed workplace. Judi is a graduate of Howard University, and holds a Juris Doctorate from Villanova University School of Law, as well as certifications in management, and trial advocacy through the NLRB’s Trial Advocacy Institute. Judi is a sports enthusiast, has played rugby competitively, and served as the past president of the Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Club. She has been active in the fight for marriage equality, and her family was featured by GLAD (GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders) in the legal fight against DOMA. (http://legacy.glad.org/doma/stories/a-very-ordinary-family). Judi lives outside of Boston with her wife and their three children.