Arthur T. Matthews is the Chief Operating Officer and principal partner of Matthews & Matthews Consulting which is a boutique firm specializing in divergent aspects of labor, human capital management and the workforce. His clients are primarily government entities, corporations, non for profit organizations and labor unions. He currently serves on the faculty at NYU, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the University of Arkansas. He teaches seminar, certificate, boot camp, undergraduate, MPA and MBA courses in areas such as facilitation, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, labor relations, labor-management cooperation, human resources, organizational change, knowledge transfer, diversity & inclusion, leadership, public speaking and ethics.
Some of his union clients have included or include but are not limited to LIUNA, CWA Local 1180, DC 37, AFGE, NLRBU, Teamsters and the UWUA. Some of his management clients include or have included Dayton Power & Light, JP Morgan Chase, Prudential Securities and Con Edison. Government clients include the EEOC, the New York State Unified Court System, the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, the Defense Logistics Agency and the Federal Executive Board.
Early in his career Arthur was featured on a CNN Special as a positive role model and consistently serves as a motivational speaker. He was a Congressional and Assembly aide and earned his Juris doctor (J.D) degree from Howard University School of Law where he was elected the President of the Student Bar Association.
It was in this capacity that he led hundreds of law students in the march that helped enact MLK Day as a national holiday. Moreover he proudly co-hosted one of the last public appearances of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He obtained his undergraduate degree with honors from C.W Post College, Long Island University where he earned a Martin Luther King academic scholarship and a NCAA football scholarship. He is married to his soul mate and business partner Evelyne and they have two sons, Jaleel & Joseph and a grandson Jaylen. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.