Benjamin M. Shieber

Ben has worked as a labor arbitrator from 1968 to the present. He is acceptable as a neutral by corporations, police and fire departments, public works departments, school boards, and the unions that represent their employees. The cases he has decided involved issues of discipline and discharge, police misconduct, firefighter schedules, sexual harassment, discrimination, seniority, pay and overtime, and others. Many of Ben’s decisions have been published in BNA’s Labor Arbitration Reports. His experience as a labor arbitrator has enabled him to come up with fair solutions to those problems at arbitration.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Member of the labor arbitration panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and the National Mediation Board
  • Permanent member of labor arbitration panel of BellSouth Telecommunications and the Communication Workers of America
  • Arbitrated over 500 cases arising under collective bargaining agreements
  • Association of Professional Arbitrators and Mediators Panelist

Professional Licenses

Certified to practice law in New York and District of Columbia

Memberships, Honors, Professional Associations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • American Trail Lawyers Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Columbia University (BS – 1952; JD – 1953)


Office located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Areas of Concentration

Labor Disputes, Affirmative Action, Discrimination, Employee Disputes, Retaliation, Unemployment Compensation, Workers’ Compensation/LHWCA, Wrongful Discharge

CLE and Teaching

Currently Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University; Professor of Law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University (1964-1988)