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Manager Employee Relations

Location:
Oakland, California, United States
Posted:
October 11, 2016

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JOHN SANDIFER, JD

**** ********** ****** #**** 510-***-****

Emeryville, CA 94608 acw0gs@r.postjobfree.com

LABOR RELATONS PROFESSIONAL

A professional with extensive experience in labor relations to deliver high level consultation and negotiation on labor contracts to various business industries on employment relations issues. Strong expertise in municipal, state and federal labor laws with a strong focus in arbitration and mediation areas. Highly accomplished individual in conducting trainings on labor law subjects and maintain long-term relationships with the senior management.

Areas of Expertise

Union negotiations

Public Relations

Conflict Resolution

Employee Relations

Policy Analysis

Research

Mediation

Legislative Relations

Community Development

Professional Experience

SAMTRANS January 2015 - Present

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OFFICER

Arranges and executes training on various labor law subjects such as contract interpretation, personnel rules, disciplinary policies and procedures, grievances to employees.

Works closely with the management team in the negotiation tasks of all district labor contracts and provides advice on problem assessment and solving, identification, meeting facilitation, strategic planning, and team building.

Meets with department heads and unions to resolve employees’ grievances and issues such as salary, benefits, working conditions and gets involved in arbitrations and mediations.

WINDSOR CUSTOM HOMES June 2013 - April 2014

MANAGER OF CONSTRUCTION

Responsible for the overall management of the contractors, materials and daily timelines involved in the construction of the custom homes.

GRANDPA’S DREAMS LLC April 2009 - June 2013

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Responsible for the implementation the overall strategic public relation’s programs and assisted the volunteers to present the legislative priorities to the state authorities.

Took part in Veterans Administration’s decisions-making of the appointment of a financial fiduciary and medical representative to prevent disability and protect the selected individuals.

Executed, supported media platforms and advocacy campaigns that included key contacts mobilization, lobbying, community resources and organization, policy expertise, and political support for legislative goals at the state and federal level.

CITY OF OAKLAND December 2005 - June 2009

HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST

Worked and led senior management for arbitration hearings and negotiation of all city labor contracts and issues on wages, benefits, working conditions.

Conducted legal research in conjunction with the City Attorney's office and trained employees on subjects such as, disciplinary, policies and procedures, contract interpretation, personnel rules and grievances.

CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION March 1999 - November 2004

LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE

Responsible to provide assistance to management-level workers on employee related matters and enforced all contracts and basic labor law such as: FMLA/CFRA, ADA, FLSA, OSHA, workers compensation and fair housing and employment.

Appointed by both association and individuals to represent in disciplinary issues, unfair labor practices and arbitrations.

CLOUGH & SIRES LAW FIRM January 1994 - January 1999

LAW CLERK

Managed and supervised daily administrative functions and paralegal, secretarial staff and conducted complexed legal research and produced presentations of partners during litigations.

Reorganized the firm's protocols on requests for documents and information to reduce response time to save the firm’s excessive and unnecessary court sanctioned fees.

Education & Training

(Bachelor) of Science in Communications

Columbia College Chicago

(Bachelor) of Science in Clinical Psychology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

JD, Labor Law, [University of California, Hastings College of the Law



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