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National Arbitration Center



Email:  burtondwhite@mac.com

Present Occupation:  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
Phone: 1-800-476-1246
Fax: (503) 524-0997


American Arbitration Association
Labor and Employment Relations Association


Association for Conflict Resolution
BA       Political Philosophy
MA      English and American Language and Literature

Boston University
Boston University

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/OFNHP-AFT
Kaiser Permanente/Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon Health and Sciences University/ONA

AAA FMCS NMB California Idaho Indiana
Hawaii Los Angeles Montana Oregon Pennsylvania  Washington

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 given.

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 cancellation.

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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