If you are interested in reading a recent decision that I wrote, BNA is publishing Teamsters Local 70 and DHL Express, 139 LA 653 (2019) in the coming days. I’m happy to make a copy available on request, and will be uploading the decision as soon as possible.
Labor Arbitration Blog
Once again, I will be a panelist and speaker at the San Francisco Labor Law and Labor Arbitration Institute on August 22 and 23. Everyone learns a lot in this in-depth and interactive event. Link to register.
My office will be moving to East Span Studios. Effective March 1, 2019, my physical address will be 953 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94608. I will have limited conference room availability, if necessary, for parties who are unable to agree on a location for their hearing. Please contact me at andrealdooley (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.
After several years at my current rate, I’ve decided to increase my per diem effective March 1, 2019. Any selections made before that date, even if scheduled for after March 1, will be billed at my current per diem of $2000. to download a copy of my rate schedule, click HERE.
Every couple of years, the Northern California Region of the National Academy of Arbitrators hosts a great event called “Meet the Arbitrator.” This full-day conference includes many opportunities to meet local labor arbitrators and hear how they consider the most current pressing issues arising in labor arbitration today. Participants can get MCLE credit and lunch for a very low registration fee. The next “Meet the Arbitrator” is scheduled for April 26, 2019 from 8:00am-4:30pm at Milton Marks Conference Center, 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, and I will posting registration information when it’s available. In the meantime, mark your calendars for this great event.
The California State Mediation and Conciliation Service publicizes fact-finding reports that have become public, and I’ve added links to a couple of my published reports on my Published Decisions page. Fact-finding reports differ from arbitration decisions. They are essentially recommended settlements for collective bargaining agreements that have gone to impasse, and the recommendations are often used by the parties to reach agreement and avoid a strike. If the parties don’t reach agreement within 10 days, the reports become public.