Bruce McIVER
League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York
Honoree at the 2018 Care for Kids Gala

Bruce McIver is the current President of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York. The League serves as the bargaining agent for over 100 voluntary hospitals and nursing homes in New York City. Since Mr. McIver has been President, starting in 1991, the League has concluded nine rounds of bargaining on behalf of the industry. Included in the negotiations that the League does is the bargaining for nurses in 17 hospitals and nursing homes.

Prior to joining the League in 1991, he was a private consultant providing services to clients in all aspects of labor relations. His practice included negotiations and a broad range of human resource issues concerning employees who are represented by unions.

Mr. McIver was formerly President and General Manager of the Long Island Railroad, the nation’s largest commuter railroad, with an operating budget of $600 million and 6,000 employees represented by 15 separate unions.

He also served as Director of Labor Relations for the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, representing the Authority in its negotiations with 50,000 rail and transit employees. While in that capacity he served simultaneously as Acting Vice President of Labor Relations, New York City Transit Authority, completing a major reorganization of their represented supervisory workforce.

Prior to these positions, Mr. McIver was New York City’s Chief Labor Negotiator in negotiations with over 100 unions representing 300,000 employees in areas that included police, firefighters, teachers, sanitation workers and healthcare workers of all disciplines.

Included in this experience is the management of New York City’s health insurance and welfare benefits, as well as extensive productivity bargaining experience. The conversion of the crew size from three to two employees on New York City’s sanitation trucks is an example of such bargaining.

Mr. McIver has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Columbia University.