Morris E. Davis, Esq.
Arbitrator-Mediator (Labor and Employment, Commercial, Transportation,
Healthcare and Hospital Administration).
Arbitrator-Mediator, 1986-present; Attorney at Law, Law Office of David P. Corsi,
1986-88; Administrative Judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (Region IX),
1980-85; Executive Director, Institute of Industrial Relations (Labor
Occupational Health Program), University of California, Berkeley, 1974-80;
Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Region IX)
EXPERIENCE: Over 16 years
experience as arbitrator, mediator and fact-finder, specializing in commercial,
employment, and labor disputes. Neutral experience also includes
Alameda County Superior Court Judicial Pro Tem appointments: Small Claims;
Judicial Arbitrator and Mediator; and Pro Tem Referee - Juvenile Division).
Past general practice experience in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, disability, and workers' compensation. Prior administrative law experience involved adjudication of over 400 federal employees' appeals in the areas of discipline/discharge, reductions-in-force, work performance appraisals, employment discrimination, and disability retirement. Prior federal housing law practice included assignments to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Region IX) contract and litigation staffs. In addition, 5 years experience as Executive Director of University-based policy and legal research program in the area of occupational safety and health.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE:
Serve as mediator, arbitrator,
arbitration panel member, and judicial arbitrator for disputes involving real
estate, construction, contracts, landlord/tenant, medical partnership
dissolution, personal injury, legal and medical malpractice, and
employment disability. American Arbitration Association, Panel Member:
Commercial, Labor, and Employment Dispute Resolution.
LABOR ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE
Industries: Agriculture &
food processing, automotive, building & construction trades,
telecommunications, federal/state/local government, grocery retail &
distribution, hospital & healthcare facilities, oil & gas production,
public transportation & utilities, postal service, public safety, university
& public education, warehouse & trucking, and judicial administration.
Issues: Management rights,
arbitrability, contract interpretation, interests arbitration, unit
determination, shift/work assignments, productivity requirements, position
reallocation & reassignments, work performance, seniority & layoff,
discipline/discharge, alcohol and drug testing programs, discrimination: race,
age , sex, handicap, religion, and national origin, sexual harassment and
hostile working environment.
Permanent Panel Appointments:
General Teamsters, Local 439/Summit Logistics (Safeway Stores); Fresh Fruit
& Vegetable Workers (UFCW), Local 1096/Fresh Express, Inc.; Kaiser
Permanente Health Plan/Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 250;
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 1555/Bay Area Rapid Transit; ATU Local
192/Alameda-Contra Costa Transit; ATU, Local 265/Santa Clara Valley
Transportation Authority; American Postal Workers Union/U.S. Postal Service;
National Treasury Employees Union/U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services; California Correctional Peace Officers Association/State of
California; SEIU, Locals 250, 535, and 616/County of Alameda; SEIU, Locals 715,
535/County of Santa Clara; Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers
Association/County of Santa Clara; Stationary Engineers, Local 39/County of
Sacramento; SEIU Locals 250, 790, 616/City & County of San Francisco; and
SEIU, Local 790/City of Oakland.
Neutral Arbitration/Mediation Panels: Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; National Mediation Board; California Mediation and Conciliation Service; Los Angeles City Employee Relations Board; and American Arbitration Association - Labor, Employment Dispute Resolution, Commercial, and Mediation.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING: American Arbitration Association: Commercial Arbitration Training (December, 1999); American Arbitration Association: Employment Industry Arbitrators' Training (June,1997); University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law: Introduction to Mediation (March 1996); California Public Employment Relations Board: Fact-finding Training Conference (April 1995); JAMS: Effective Use of ADR in Employment Disputes (September 1994); Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Hearing and Settlement Procedures (April 1988); American Arbitration Association: Basic Commercial and Construction Arbitration Training (April 1986); U.S. Department of Justice, Judicial Settlement Techniques (June 1985).
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Admitted
to the Bar: Iowa (1970); U.S. District Court; Eastern District of Iowa
(1970);California (1986); U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
National Academy of Arbitrators; State Bar of California (Labor Law Section);
National Bar Association; Alameda County Bar Association; Charles Houston Bar Association; American
EDUCATION: University of
California, Berkeley (M.P.H., 1973); University of Iowa (J.D., 1970); North
Carolina A&T State University (B.S., 1967)
PUBLICATIONS: "Problems Faced by Minority Workers," Chapter 29, Occupational Health. (B. Levy and D. Wegman, Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 3rd ed., 1994) (With L.D. Drapkin) "Health and Safety Provisions in Union Contracts." Minnesota Law Review, 64:4, April 1981.