National Arbitration Center
Arbitrator, Mediator, Facilitator
|First Business Address:
12395 SW 129th Ave.
Tigard OR 97223-1872
Phone: (503) 590-3535
Fax: (503) 524-0997
|Second Business Address:
1626 Folsom Street
San Francisco CA 94103-3723
Fax: (503) 524-0997
American Arbitration Association
Labor and Employment Relations Association
Association for Conflict Resolution
and American Language and Literature
ARBITRATION/LABOR RELATIONS EXPERIENCE:
1987-PRESENT: Arbitrator. Arbitrate labor and employment cases (see
industries and issues below). Mediator. Mediate bargaining, grievance,
discrimination and other employment disputes. Mediate agricultural disputes for
Oregon and US Departments of Agriculture (including agricultural labor
disputes). Other roles as neutral: Executive Director, Labor-Management
Cooperation Committee in construction industry; facilitated Interest Based
Bargaining in higher education and in metal trades; selected by parties in both
private and public sectors to administrator collective bargaining elections. 1985-1987: Ad Hoc Mediator, Oregon State Conciliation Service; Adjunct
faculty, University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center. 1979-1985:
Director of Labor Relations, Oregon Nurses Association. 1969-1976:
Economic Consultant, then Director of Collective Bargaining, California Nurses
Association. 1963-1968: Chapter
Chairman, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, Local 51.
Attended: Federal Sector Arbitration
Training Symposium presented by FLRA and FMCS.
Aerospace; agriculture; aluminum; chemicals; communications; corrections,
construction; education; electronics; food (manufacturing/processing/service);
foundry; health care; hotels/motels/casinos/resorts; hospitals/nursing home;
housing/assisted living; local, state and federal governments, manufacturing;
office workers/clerical; organizations; police and fire; postal service; prison
guard; public works; pulp and paper; refrigeration/hvac; retail stores;
shipbuilding/dry-dock; textile; transportation; utilities; warehousing.
Absenteeism; Arbitrability; Bargaining Unit Work; Conduct
(Off-Duty)/Personal); Demotion; Discipline (Non-Discharge); Discipline
(Discharge); Religious Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Drug/Alcohol
Offenses; Holidays; Insurance; Leave; Vacations; Job Performance; Job
Posting/Bidding; Layoffs/Bumping/Recall; Management Rights; Past Practices;
Performance Appraisals, Resignation, Retirement; Seniority; Strikes, Lockouts,
Work Stoppages, Slowdowns; Subcontracting/Contracting Out; Tenure/Reappointment;
Union Security; Holiday Pay; Job Classification & Rates; Overtime Pay;
Vacation Pay; Work Hours/Schedules/Assignments.
Group Health Cooperative/UFCW 1001
Kaiser Permanente/SEIU 49
Kaiser Permanente/UFCW 555
State of Alaska/Alaska Public Employees Association
Kaiser Permanente/Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Health and Sciences University/ONA
Links to arbitration cases are on the National Arbitration Center website.
The URL is
Association for Conflict Resolution: Designated as Advanced Practitioner
Arbitrator Labor and Employment.
Grievance Arbitration, Interest Arbitration and Fact-finding: $1000.00
is charged for each day of travel, hearing, study, writing. A hearing day
is any portion of a day up to eight hours. A portion of a day used for travel,
research or preparation is prorated at $125.00 an hour
once date is set.
Labor Mediation; Facilitation: A per diem fee of $1,200.00 is charged for up
to 8 hours in mediation or facilitation. Consultation and preparation is billed
at $150.00 an hour. Travel time is as in arbitration.
Cancellation: One day’s fee is
charged for each scheduled day if less than seven calendar days notice of
cancellation is received. One-half
of one day’s fee is charged for each scheduled hearing day if longer notice is
Postponement: No charge for first postponement provided notice is received
at least seven calendar days before the first scheduled date and rescheduling is
addressed within thirty calendar days from date of notice. Otherwise, same as
Expenses: Travel and office-related expenses are billed for reimbursement.
The travel charges include airfare, car rental, food, lodging; office-related
charges include long distance telephone, postage, photocopying and secretarial
assistance. Automobile mileage other than in a rental car is charged at the
applicable IRS expense rate. Travel is billed as
originating from office closest to site where service is provided.
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