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Arbitration/Mediation/Dispute Resolution

Specific to arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution.

Pocket Guide to Public Sector Arbitration: California

(2015, 4th edition)


by Bonnie G. Bogue, Frank Silver and Katherine Thomson. An explanation of every step in the arbitration process – from filing a grievance to judicial review of arbitration awards.

Pocket Guide to Public Sector Mediation in California

(2015, 2nd Edition)


by Gerald Fecher. Because the mediation process differs among public employees depending on the governing statute, the guide outlines those differences and explains how the process typically works.

Pocket Guide to Just Cause: Discipline and Discharge Arbitration

(2010, 1st Edition)


by Bonnie Bogue and Katherine Thomson. Helps participants understand just cause requirements, and prepare for arbitration and civil service hearings.

Useful for those interested in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution.


Pocket Guide to Workplace Rights of Public Employees (2016, 4th edition)

Print edition $27.00
eBook edition $14.99

by Bonnie G. Bogue and Liz Joffe (updated by Michael McGill). The constitutional and statutory rights afforded public employees in California – state, local government, and school employees.

Pocket Guide to the Basics of Labor Relations (2014, 4th Edition)


by Rhonda Albey. Both union leaders and new managers with labor relations and bargaining responsibilities will get their bearings in the labor relations environment and learn to succeed in the initial stages of a rewarding line of work.

Pocket Guide to Factfinding (2016, 2nd Edition)


by M. Carol Stevens, Janae Novotny, and Janet Cory Sommer. Covers the statutory requirements, recommends best practices, and provides the practical basics of factfinding.

Pocket Guide to Due Process in Public Employment (2016, 4th Edition)


by Emi Uyehara (updated by Margot Rosenberg and Kate Hallward). An explanation of one of the most significant constitutional guarantees to citizens in general and to public employees in particular, the guide defines who is protected, what actions are covered, what process is due, remedies for violations, and more.

Pocket Guide to Unfair Practices: California Public Sector (2013, 5th Edition)


by Carol Vendrillo and Eric Borgerson. A guide to unfair practices created by state laws covering public school, state, higher education, local government, trial court, court interpreter, and LAMTA employees.