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JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BA, University of California, Berkeley

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Central California

Fresno County – Fact-Finding hearings for SEIU Local 521, Fresno County Deputy District Attorney Association and District Attorney Investigators.

Kings County – SEIU Local 521, CLOCEA, DSA, IAFF, Probation, Detentions, Deputy DAs, IHSS.

Tulare County – Fire, Probation, Physicians, DA Investigators.

Kern County – Corrections Fact-finding.

City of Madera – POA, General Unit, Fact-Finding.

City of Ceres – POA, IAFF, LIUNA.

City of Delano – POA, General Unit, Supervisors.

City of Dinuba – POA, General Unit.

City of Porterville – IAFF.

City of Riverbank – LIUNA; Mid-Managers.

City of Tehachapi – General Unit; Police Officers Unit.

No. Kern So. Tulare Hospital District – SEIU Local 2015.

Central Coast

Monterey County – SEIU Local 521, MCRNA (Nurse Unit), Deputy DAs, Public Defenders, Correctional.

City of Paso Robles – SEIU Local 620, IAFF, POA.

City of Pismo Beach – SEIU Local 620; POA.

City of Atascadero – IAFF.

City of Grover Beach – SEIU Local 620; POA.

City of Arroyo Grande – SEIU Local 620, POA.

Five City Fire Authority – IAFF.

City of Santa Maria – SEIU Local 620, POA.

City of Salinas – SEIU Local 521 and POA.

Other Areas

Calaveras County – SEIU Local 1021, DSA, Corrections.

Mendocino County – SEIU Local 1021 Fact-Finding.

City of Petaluma – IAFF- Binding Interest Arbitration.

Shasta County – Fact-Finding General Unit.

Tehama County – Fact-Finding.

SEIU Local 1021 vs. San Joaquin County (2020) (PERB Cas No. SA-CE-1095-M) – Dismissed SEIU unfair practice charge alleging violation of access rights to employer work area at the public employment relations board.

McGill vs City of Porterville (2019) – Sustained a firefighter termination for timecard reporting irregularities before retired Judge Broadman.

Barr vs. County of Calaveras (2018) – Obtained a defense verdict in allegations against the County.

San Luis Obispo Police Officers Association vs. City of San Luis Obispo (2017) (PERB No. LA-CE-729-M) – Resolution of UPC alleging failure to meet and confer regarding voter initiate changes to repeal interest arbitration.

College of Siskiyous Faculty Association vs. College of Siskiyous Joint Community College District (2016) (PERB Case No. SA-CE-2682) – Dismissed UPC allegations against the District of retaliation, Discrimination, unilateral change, and transferring of bargaining unit work concerning assignment of duties and discipline of District employee.

MACEA vs. City of Madera (2016) (PERB Case. No. SA-CE-932-M) – Dismissal of UPC at PERB alleging violation of local rules and EERR.

SEIU Local 521 vs. County of Fresno (2015) (PERB Case No. SA-CE-768-M) – Dismissal of UPC at PERB alleging bad faith bargaining and unilateral imposition of concessions.

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.

Tips from the Table: What Can Ground Rules Do For You?
California Public Agency Labor & Employment Blog

We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. We hope that you will find these clips informative and helpful...

Post-Janus Power Shift of California’s Private and Public Sector Unions
The Daily Journal

“Post-Janus Power Shift of California’s Private and Public Sector Unions,” discusses how as private sector management rights grow, public sector employers are seeing a growing imbalance.  This article was published in the Daily Journal.

How California Public Agencies Can Reform Pension Benefits
American City & County

In 2011, after the Great Recession left California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) only 61 percent funded, the Little Hoover Commission gave a dire warning: “California’s pension plans are dangerously underfunded, the result of overly generous benefit promises, wishful thinking and an...

Pension Reform Options for California Public Agencies
The Daily Journal

This article discusses how California’s pensions plans are dangerously underfunded and the aggressive reforms that are needed to save counties and cities from reverting to layoffs and reduced services. With the fear of another recession looming, local governments and public agencies need to...

September 20, 2022
Defining Board & Staff Roles and Relationships
Napa | California Special Districts Associations (SDLA) 2022 Special District Leadership Academy Napa
November 16, 2022
Preparing For Labor Negotiations A Year Or More Before Your MOU Expires
Monterey | California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) 2022 Annual Training Conference

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