Professional Affiliations: National Academy of Arbitrators
Washington State Bar Association (Inactive as of 2015)
Education: J.D. Seattle University Law School
M.P.A. University of Washington
B.A. Columbia
Work Experience:  
  1993 - Present Labor Arbitrator/Mediator
  1995 - 2004 Commissioner, Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission. Appointed by the Governor to this part-time position in 1995 and reappointed in 1999 for a second term that expired in 2004. Along with two other Commissioners, heard and decided appeals from the decisions of Hearing Examiners and the Executive Director.
  1996-1999 Lecturer, University of Washington School of Business. Taught courses in negotiation and introduction to law to undergraduate students.
  1977-1992 Served as Vice-President of Employee Relations for King Broadcasting Company, a regional communications company headquartered in Seattle. The work force consisted of 1400 employees, including about seventeen bargaining units represented by a number of local unions. The company operated from nineteen locations in six states. (CA, HI, ID, MN, OR, WA)

Industries: As an arbitrator, has heard and decided cases in the following industries: Broadcasting, college faculty (community college and four-year), communications, construction, electrical utilities, fire fighting, food processing, government (city, county, federal), health care, high technology, hotel & restaurant, manufacturing, maritime, metal working, mining, newspaper, nuclear energy, package delivery, oil refining, police, postal service, public transit, railroad, retail grocery, school districts, shipyards, telephone, truck manufacturing, trucking, warehousing.

Issues: Arbitrability, attendance, bargaining unit work, benefits, compensation, contract interpretation, contracting out, demotion, discipline and discharge, hazard pay, hiring practices, holiday pay, incompetence, job classification, layoff, off-duty misconduct, overtime, premium pay, scheduling, seniority, sexual harassment, vacation, work assignment.



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