Robert Hickey teaches labour relations in the Master of Industrial Relations program at Queen's University. Professor Hickey earned his PhD from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. Prior to his graduate studies, he spent ten years as a union organizer and staff negotiator in the Teamsters Union. Dr. Hickey joined the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University in 2006.
Professor Hickey publishes in a variety of formats including academic journal articles, practitioner reports, books, and book chapters. His research has been published in leading journals such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He is the coeditor of Building More Effective Labour-Management Relationships (2013) and the coauthor of Reform of the Conduct and Structure of Labour Relations in the Ontario Broader Public Service (2012).
Professor Hickey's research interests encompass all aspects of employment relations, including union - management relations, negotiations and dispute resolution, human resource practices, labour policy, and workforce development. Dr. Hickey’s research interests have focused on labour relations and employment outcomes in the broader public sector including community services, education, and health.
The industrial relations program at Queen's University is pleased to announce the publication of the manual, Costing Collective Agreement Proposals: An Instructional Guide. The manual, written by Robert Hickey, Richard Chaykowski and Brendan Sweeney, provides a practical, step-by-step approach to modeling the structure of compensation and calculating the cost of changes to compensation, such as through collective bargaining proposals. The manual includes a sample case study and a set of Excel-based costing templates.
To order a copy of the manual please contact Professor Hickey or the publications unit at the School of Policy Studies.