Jane Savage

Associate Vice President, Union-Management and Strategic Initiatives

Jane Savage is responsible for Union-Management Relations at Yale, including Labor Relations, which supports the University’s relationships with its five unions, and Best Practices, a collaborative initiative between Yale and its two largest unions, UNITE HERE Locals 34 and 35. Ms. Savage has responsibility for supporting Yale’s negotiations to achieve labor agreements and for steering constructive relationships among managers, union representatives, and employees. She oversees a team of labor relations professionals and change management facilitators who advise, instruct, and support culture change projects undertaken by managers and union leaders. Prior to joining Yale, Ms. Savage was a senior consultant and faculty member in Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations Extension Division in New York City, providing training and consulting services to industry and labor organizations. In her most recent role, she led the ILR Extension’s organizational change group and supported union-management collaboration in the private sector health care industry in New York City. Ms. Savage previously worked as a consultant to organizational change initiatives in unionized workplaces in the manufacturing sector and started her career as an engineer. She holds a B.S. in Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale’s School of Management.