Resume and CV

Mark L. Burdette
Arbitrator, Mediator
77 Veranda Lane
Colleyville, TX 76034
Telephone: 214-621-8591
Facsimile: 844-737-0583

Occupation: Arbitrator, Mediator

Education: B.A. Physics, Colgate University

Continuing               FINRA Arbitrator Training, 2016
Education                Better Business Bureau Autoline Arbitrator Training 2015
Becoming a Labor Arbitrator, FMCS, 2012
Interest Based Bargaining, National Mediation Board, 2001
Interest Based Bargaining, The Mattford Group, 2000
Interest based bargaining, Harvard Negotiations Project, 1998
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, The Resolution Group, 1998

Certifications:        FINRA Arbitrator
Better Business Bureau Autoline Arbitrator
Sr. Professional in Human Resources, HRCI (expired)
Mediator, Texas

Professional          Labor and Employment Relations Association
Memberships        Mediation Research and Education Project (MREP)


Worked in labor relations for American Airlines, 1991 – 2012; retired after 8 years as Vice President Employee Relations. Extensive experience as management representative in arbitration and mediation with a variety of unions. System Board Member in arbitrations with Transport Workers Union, Allied Pilots Association. Negotiated over 30 labor agreements with Airline Pilots Association, Regional Airline Pilots Association, Allied Pilots Association, Association of Flight Attendants, Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Transport Workers Union, and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 1970-1991 Various positions in Operations and Labor Relations, Trans World Airlines.

Panel Memberships: AAA Labor Arbitration Panel
BBB Autoline Panel
Bristow, LLC – OPEIU Panel
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Trial Board Member
FMCS – Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Jet Blue/ALPA Panel
National Mediation Board Arbitration Panel
Spirit Airlines/ALPA Panel
Southwest Airlines – AMFA Panel

Issues:     Affirmative Action, Absenteeism, Arbitrability, Automotive, Bonus, Disability, Discipline, Discharge, Disparate Treatment, Drug/Alcohol Offenses, Discrimination, Field Work, Fighting, Financial management, FMLA, Force Majeure, Grievance Mediation, Hate Related Misconduct, Holiday work, Holiday Pay, Job Classification, Job Performance, Layoff, Leave of Absence, Lemon Law, Overtime Work/Pay; Reduction in Force, Safety, Scope, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Slowdowns, Subcontracting, Union Security, Vacation, Work Performance, Work Stoppages

Industries: Automobile, Aerospace, Airlines, Financial, Hospitality, Railroads, Transportation


Arthur Luby
Assistant Director, Representation
Air Line Pilots Association

Edgar N. James
James and Hoffman, PC
General Counsel, Allied Pilots Association

Rob Delucia
Vice President – Labor and Employment and Assistant General Counsel
Airlines for America

Stephen B. Goldberg
Professor at Northwestern University School of Law

Henry Cox
Attorney, Arbitrator (FINRA, AAA, NAF)

Per Diem: $1200 per 8 hour hearing day or fraction thereof; $200 per hour for hours in excess of 8, and travel on hearing days. $200 per hour for hours traveling on non-hearing days, time spent in research, reviewing transcripts, and writing decisions. Charges are also made for reasonable, actual expenses of travel, lodging, meals, and incidentals. Personal automobile mileage expenses are charged at the then current IRS rate. Cancelation or postponement within 30 days results in per diem fee for each day scheduled unless another matter can be scheduled.