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Open Associate Position in Oakland Office (Labor Law)

July 20, 2021 by

Beeson, Tayer and Bodine is a progressive 17-attorney law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento, California. The firm’s practice includes all aspects of Union-side labor and employment law, including representing public and private sector… Read More

IN MEMORIAM – Duane B. Beeson (Sept 9, 1922 – July 3, 2021)

July 9, 2021 by

DUANE B. BEESON Sept 9, 1922 – July 3, 2021 San Francisco labor lawyer Duane B. Beeson died July 3, 2021 at peace in his home in Belvedere, California. He was age 98. Duane is… Read More

FILLED – Open Attorney Position in Oakland Office

May 5, 2016 by

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, a progressive 17-Attorney law firm that has advocated for unions, workers and benefit plans for over 75 years, currently has a position open in their Oakland office for an attorney with… Read More

TEAMSTERS PRESS RELEASE: Teamsters, Lyft Drivers Applaud Decision Protecting Workers

April 9, 2016 by

(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Today, a federal judge denied preliminary approval of a proposed Lyft class-action settlement that would continue to misclassify Lyft employees in California as independent contractors. The decision comes after the Teamsters Union… Read More

FILLED – Open Position in Oakland Office for Associate Attorney

April 6, 2016 by

UPDATE – This position has been filled. Our Oakland office has a position open for an associate attorney whose practice will focus on representing individual members and local associations affiliated with the California Teachers Association…. Read More

City of San José & Eight Federated Employee Unions Reach Tentative Agreement on Alternative Pension Reform Settlement Framework

December 4, 2015 by

San Jose, Calif. – The City of San José has reached a tentative agreement with eight of the nine bargaining units representing 99% of Federated (non-sworn) employees on an alternative pension reform settlement framework.  The agreement,… Read More

Dues Checkoff Survives Contract Expiration Again

September 7, 2015 by

The NLRB has once again ruled that dues check-off clauses remain enforceable after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.  In a 3-2 decision, Lincoln Lutheran, 362 NLRB No. 188, the Board reaffirmed an employer’s… Read More

In a 3-2 decision, the NLRB has issued a decision properly defining “joint employment” under the National Labor Relations Act, in Browning-Ferris Industries/Leadpoint.

August 27, 2015 by

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, which represents the petitioning labor union, Teamsters Local 350, applauds the Board’s return of the Joint Employment standard to its historical roots and to a fealty to the terms and purpose… Read More

Sarah Sandford-Smith returns to Beeson, Tayer & Bodine

February 20, 2015 by

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Sandford-Smith will be re-joining our Oakland office on May 1, 2015. Sarah’s practice  will focus on the representation of teachers and other individual employees. For more information about… Read More

NLRB Affirms that FedEx Delivery Drivers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors, and Entitled to Unionize

October 21, 2014 by

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided that FedEx’s home delivery drivers are employees who have the right to join a union, and not independent contractors as FedEx has long contended.  This decision comes… Read More