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The past year has demonstrated that public employers need to be prepared for bargaining and factfinding while dealing with outside shocks like natural disasters, demonstrations, or a global pandemic. Partner Charles Sakai was joined by City of Oakland Human Resources Director Ian Appleyard and Allyson Cook, Chief Human Resources Officer for the East Bay Regional Parks District, to share their experience in this 2020 CALPELRA* conference session.

In this video, you’ll learn from practitioners who have successfully handled bargaining both during and after monumental actions like municipal bankruptcy, a takeover of city property by a protest movement, natural disasters, and a multi-day strike that shut down major city services. You’ll learn what it takes to heal the wounds and move forward, even when the path to agreement goes through factfinding and high stakes binding interest arbitration.

To obtain MCLE credit, please complete the evaluation form for this presentation and email it to  Upon receipt we will send you a certificate of attendance for your records.

*The California Public Employers Labor Relations Association is a professional, nonprofit California association established in 1975, comprised of public sector management representatives responsible for carrying out the labor relations / human resource programs for their jurisdictions. CALPELRA helps California public sector employers better serve their communities by providing comprehensive, quality training in labor relations and personnel management and by fostering professional development with a dynamic network of support.