Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Fire Department Safety, Labor Management, Firefighter, Fire Protection, Labor Agreement, fire department labor management issues,collective bargaining, labor agreement interpretation, employee and employer rights, Fair Labor Standards Act requirements, employee discipline, grievance handling.
Expert No. 3601
University of California at Davis, Sacramento Extension
Certificate in Labor Management Relations
George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Silver Spring, Maryland
Negotiating Contracts with State and Local Governments
Arbitration: Preparation and Presentation
California Public Employers Labor Relations Association
Collective Bargaining – Strategies
1989 – 1991
University of California at Berkeley
Employee Representation Seminars
1997 – 2001
Annual Representation Seminar
Developed curriculum, trained shop stewards, evaluated course and participants, awarded certificates of successful completion.
Consulting Services, LLC
Co-Owner and Senior Consultant
March 2007 – Current
Provide consultation and representation to small and medium size fire departments on labor management issues including collective bargaining, labor agreement interpretation, employee and employer rights, Fair Labor Standards Act requirements, employee discipline, grievance handling.
A Company, LLP
December 2007 – Current
Labor Relations Representative
Public Sector Employee Representation
California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (Cal Fire)
Chief of Labor Relations
1999 – 2004
Chair collective bargaining team, interpret and apply labor agreement language of 12 distinct labor unions, employee discipline, grievance handling, arbitration, advise management regarding Fair Labor Standards Act requirements and employee / employer rights.
State Rank & File Representative
1993 – 1999
Process PERB actions including Unit Modification Petitions, represent employees in disciplinary appeals, chair collective bargaining team, interpret labor agreement language, train shop stewards and supervise their work.
Available Upon Request
California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CalPELRA)
Industrial Relations Association of Northern California (IRANC)