Cabot Dow Associates is an independently owned human resources consulting firm, specializing in public sector and private sector collective bargaining and human resource management issues.  The CDA focus is often on representing employers in labor negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration as well as job classification and compensation projects. 

CDA consulting has extensive experience in public and private sector management and, specifically, cost of compensation, benefits, negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration of police and fire contract disputes and administration of collective bargaining agreements.  CDA has a broad understanding of dispute resolution and expertise in how private and public agencies operate, the structure of governmental and private organizations, the role of elected officials, private boards and public commissions in setting labor policy and the need to be responsive to customers in providing services.

Recent consulting projects include:

  • Collective bargaining (negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration)
  • Employee compensation (selection of comparators, total compensation studies)
  • Employee selection (recruitment, retention, promotions, background checks)
  • Management proposals on selected subjects (drafting contract language)
  • Labor relations and Personnel policies (creation and administration)