Bruce McIver is the former President of the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, which serves as the bargaining agent for over 100 voluntary hospitals and nursing homes in New York City. Over his 27-year tenure as President, Mr. McIver helped the League conclude seven rounds of bargaining on behalf of the industry, including bargaining for nurses in 17 hospitals and nursing homes. Since his retirement in 2018, he has continued to work with healthcare institutions, including The New Jewish Home, as a volunteer consultant.
Mr. McIver has a long history serving the City and State of New York, he was formerly President and General Manager of the Long Island Rail Road, 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 the New York City Transit Authority’s Acting Vice President of Labor Relations, completing a major reorganization of their represented supervisory workforce.
Mr. McIver has extensive productivity bargaining experience both in a private and public capacity. Prior to joining the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes in 1991, he was a private consultant providing services to clients in all aspects of labor relations. He also served as New York City’s Chief Labor Negotiator in negotiations with over 100 unions representing 300,000 employees including police officers, firefighters, teachers, sanitation workers and healthcare workers.
Mr. McIver holds a B.A. in Sociology from Columbia University.
He is married to Sheila Walsh, and has four children and six grandchildren.