Continuing a series of speaking engagements focused on public safety reform, RPLG Founding Partner Jon Holtzman will join a panel at the 44th Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Conference to discuss police arbitration. Hosted by the Northwest Labor and Employment Relations Association, the conference will take place on April 22 and 23 with Jon to appear on Friday at 10:15 a.m.
Among a broad spectrum of other proposed reforms to policing, legislatures across the country are considering changes to the police discipline and arbitration process as an avenue for improving relations between officers and the public they serve. Panelists will discuss proposed and enacted reforms, recent court opinions and the efficacy of this approach for achieving meaningful change.
Jon will be joined on the panel by Will Aitchison, Founder of the Public Safety Labor Group and Founder/Executive Director of the Labor Relations Information System; Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School; and Howard Jordan, Former Oakland Chief of Police and Consultant/Investigator at Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong, LLP. Yuval Miller, a labor and employment mediator and arbitrator, will moderate the panel.
Jon’s practice encompasses virtually all aspects of employment law and labor relations. His areas of expertise lie in negotiations, fact finding, mediation, grievance and interest arbitration, and litigation related to bargaining obligations. Along with RPLG Founding Partner Art Hartinger, Jon is the author of Rutter Group California Practice Guide: Public Sector Employment Litigation, the leading treatise on public sector employment issues.
“If implemented alongside other important reforms in the cultural and legislative spheres, changes to the police discipline and arbitration process can play an important role in the broader landscape of public safety reform,” said Jon. “This panel is an opportunity to explore the right conditions for successful reform in this area.”
Registration is required for this event.
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