Donna Williamson

Donna Williamson Partner

Donna Williamson has represented educational institutions and public agencies for over thirty years. Her areas of expertise include employment, student and board issues, labor relations, labor negotiations, contract administration, employment discrimination, harassment, employee discipline and investigations. Donna also provides training on all of these areas and speaks regularly at conferences on topics related to her practice.

As chief labor negotiator, Donna has successfully negotiated hundreds of labor contracts throughout the years. She is experienced in traditional as well as interest based bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, binding interest arbitration, PERB and NLRB proceedings. Donna has represented clients on matters involving union grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practices, strikes, unilateral implementation and other labor issues.

With years of experience working for and representing independent and private schools and public schools and colleges. Donna has a deep understanding of the issues and needs our education clients. Donna has also served as in-house Labor Counsel for a large public high school district, as the assistant head of a boarding school and as a board member on independent school boards. Donna co-authors the firm's monthly newsletter, Private Education Matters.

NEGOTIATIONS

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District - Teachers and Classified Units.

Franklin-McKinley Unified School District - Teachers and Classified Units.

San Jose Evergreen Valley Unified School District - Faculty Unit.

Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley - Teacher Unit.

Escuela Bilingue Internacionale - Teachers and Non-teaching Units.

Chabot Los Positas Community College District - Classified Unit.

County of Contra Costa - General Units.

County of Mendocino - Police, Safety Management, and General Units.

County of Nevada - Police Units. 

Mendocino County Public Authority - General Unit. 

City of Daly City - Police, Fire, Safety Management and General Units.

State Bar Association of California - Attorney and Non-Attorney Units.

City of Seaside - Police, Fire, Safety Management and General Units.

City of Salinas - Police, Fire, Safety Management and General Units.

City of Marina - Police Unit.

City of Pacific Grove - Police Unit.

The Accelerated School - Negotiated their first contract with both the Teachers and Classified Units.

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA)

Jun 14, 2018

Negotiating Personnel Rules

We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly 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 in your negotiations.

Jul 12, 2017

Preparing for Factfinding

We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these monthly 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 in your negotiations. 

Nov 4, 2015

Pros and Cons of Coalition Bargaining

We are proud to continue our video series – Tips from the Table.

11 May 2019
Customized Trainings

Harassment and Ethics

Pike City Fire North San Juan
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2 February 2019
Speaking Engagements

Annual Legal Update

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Trustee/Head of School Conference Westlake Village
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