Che I. Johnson

Che I. Johnson Partner

Che Johnson has over ten years of experience providing advice and counsel to public employers regarding all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including: complex negotiations and collective bargaining issues, wage and hour concerns, employee discipline, and claims of discrimination and harassment.  Che has represented a wide array of public entities including, cities, counties, community college districts, and special districts across California. He has specific expertise in representing clients in labor negotiations and administrative hearings such as hearings before the Public Employment Relations Board, binding arbitration, fact-finding hearings and employee disciplinary appeals.

Prior to joining LCW, Che worked with a national full-service firm where he represented employers in employment litigation matters. Che has represented various State agencies and departments in labor and employment matters arising under the Ralph C. Dills Act. Che has also worked in the General Counsel's Office for the Public Employment Relations Board as a Board Agent. 

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

NEGOTIATIONS

County of Kings - General Unit; Blue Collar Unit; Detentions Unit; District Attorney Unit; Supervisors Unit.

City of Ceres - General Unit; Police Officers Unit; Fire Unit.

City of Pismo Beach - SEIU; Police Officers Association.

City of Riverbank - General Unit.

City of Tehachapi - General Unit; Police Officers Unit.

County of Fresno - Factfinding withSEIU Local 521, Fresno County District Attorney Association and District Attorney Investigators.

County of Shasta - Factfinding General Unit.

County of Mendocino - Factfinding with SEIU Local 1021.

County of Kings - Fire Unit; Probation; Detentions; General Unit; Deputy Sheriffs.

County of Tulare - Fire Unit; Detentions; DA investigators; PD investigators.

City of Grover Beach - POA; Public Works.

Arroyo Grande - General Unit.

City of Arroyo Grande - SEIU Negotiations.

City of Petaluma - Fire Unit - Binding Interest Arbitration.

Allan Hancock Community College - Faculty Negotiations.

LITIGATION

I.C. vs Mariposa County (2014) - Sustained an employee discipline for insubordination, discourteous treatment of supervisor and co-worker, and conduct causing discredit to an agency.

James Lopez v. City of Monrovia (2013) - Obtained a full defense verdict in an employee disability accommodation case where Plaintiff argued that the City failed to engage in the interactive process and failed to accommodate his injury. The jury found that the City acted in good faith in the interactive process. The jury also found that the plaintiff could not perform the essential functions of his job since he would not tell the City what he believed his limitations were.

College of the Siskiyous Faculty Association vs. College of the Siskiyous (2013) - Obtained a defense verdict before the Public Employment Relations Board regarding allegations of unfair labor practice. It was determined that the District had a management right to unilaterally assign work, including non-instructional duties.

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the field of Employment & Labor Law (2013-2017)

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

Nine LCW Attorneys Selected to the List of 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

We are proud to announce that nine LCW attorneys were recognized by the Super Lawyers for their work in labor and employment law.

Mar 15, 2017

Dealing with Elected Officials

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Mar 9, 2016

Implementation After Reaching Agreement

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Jun 3, 2015

Avoiding Distractions During Negotiations

In these monthly videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Negotiations Services practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. 

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

17 April 2018
Speaking Engagements

Defining Staff Board & Staff Roles and Relationships

California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Special District Leadership Academy Seaside
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8 March 2018
Consortium Trainings

Workplace Bullying: A Growing Concern

Central Valley ERC Hanford
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8 March 2018
Consortium Trainings

Difficult Conversations

Central Valley ERC Hanford
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21 February 2018
5 October 2017
Speaking Engagements

Exercising Your Management Rights

Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) Annual Conference Santa Barbara
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3 October 2017

Education

  • JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

Contact Us

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