Helen Moss

Helen Moss Senior Instructor, Labor Education and Research Center Helen joined the faculty of the University of Oregon’s Labor Education and Research Center in 1999. She teaches many of LERC’s core labor education classes as well as helping to develop curricula. Prior...

Sharon Maynard

Sharon Maynard Attorney, Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan Sharon moved to Oregon in 1992 after obtaining her law degree that same year from Albany Law School. Her first job as a lawyer was for Metropolitan Public Defender (MPD) where, for over eight years she...

Ray Lister

Ray Lister Organizer, IBEW Local 48 Ray accepted a position as an Organizer for Local 48 in January 2012 after nearly two decades in the electrical construction field. Originally from Tucson, AZ, Ray and his wife decided to move to Oregon in 2002 to help his parents...

Erious Johnson

Erious Johnson Civil Rights Director, Oregon Department of Justice Erious has been the Civil Rights Director of the Oregon Department of Justice since March 2014. Prior to taking this position he was a solo practitioner focusing on civil rights violations and...

Paul Hays

Paul Hays Attorney at Law Paul has been practicing labor law in the Pacific Northwest for forty years. Paul graduated from Washington State University in 1972 and from Willamette University College of Law in 1975. In addition to the standard fare of unfair labor...

Chris Frost

Chris Frost Swanson Thomas Coon & Newton Chris, an attorney since 1993, specializes in representing injured workers in Oregon Workers’ Compensation system. She was a staff attorney at the Workers’ Compensation Board for 2 ½ years before joining Swanson Thomas Coon...

Adam Arms

Adam Arms General Counsel, IBEW Local 125.  Before becoming a labor lawyer, Adam was a staff attorney for the Metropolitan Public Defenders. He is now in house Counsel and a Business Representative for IBEW Local 125. He has represented clients before the Teacher...

Will Aitchison

Will Aitchison Attorney, Aitchison Law Over the course of his career, Will has represented over 100 labor organizations in five western states. Will has handled hundreds of arbitrations and is the author of seven books on labor relation issues including The Fair Labor...

Jason Weyand

Jason Weyand Board Member, Employment Relations Board Jason earned his B.A. from Oregon State University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. After law school, Jason served as an ERISA/Bankruptcy attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of...

Mike Tedesco

Mike Tedesco Tedesco Law Group Mike has over 30 years of experience handling labor and employment disputes. He has successfully conducted hundreds of labor arbitrations in the private and public sectors. He is a practitioner before the National Labor Relations Board...

David Snyder

David Snyder Law Offices of David A. Snyder, LLC David has been a lawyer since 1980. He has represented Oregon and Washington public safety organizations (police, fire, corrections and emergency dispatch) and their members since 1987. From 1980 to 1987 he litigated...

David Rosenfeld

David Rosenfeld David Rosenfeld is a shareholder with the law firm of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. David has been practicing union-side labor law since his graduation from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1973. Mr. Rosenfeld has argued...

Adam L. Rhynard

Adam L. Rhynard Board Chair, Employment Relations Board Adam earned his B.F.A. and M.A. at the University of Arizona and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Before moving to Oregon, he practiced extensively in the areas of labor, employment, and...

Margaret Olney

Margaret Olney Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan Margaret has practiced labor and employment law in Oregon for over 25 years. For 19 years, she had her own firm, where she also developed unique expertise in election law, advising unions and other progressive...

Richard G. McCracken

Richard G. McCracken General Counsel, UNITE HERE General Counsel, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Internal Association (“SMART”) Richard McCracken became a Senior Counsel at McCracken Stemerman & Holsberry, LLP on January 1, 2023. He was the...

Norman Malbin

Norman Malbin Co-Planner Norman graduated from the University of Denver in 1971 and Northwestern School of Law – Lewis & Clark Law School in 1985. After working for two union law firms (1986-1989) he established his own firm in 1989 and remained there until 1998...

Kathryn Logan

Kathryn Logan Board Chair, Employment Relations Board Kathryn earned her B.A. at Johnston College, University of Redlands, and her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. She worked as an Administrative Law Judge for the Employment Relations Board, the Public...

Richard F. Liebman

Richard F. Liebman Attorney, Barran Liebman, LLP Although he is a management attorney, Rick is quick to point out that he has represented a number of Unions in their capacity as an employer. Rick has been representing employers in labor and employment law since 1972....

Howell Lankford

Howell Lankford Arbitrator and Mediator  After graduating from Reed College, Howell had a few real jobs and then became a lawyer in 1977.  He was an administrative law judge for Oregon ERB for five years and became a full time arbitrator in...

Liz Joffe

Liz Joffe McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP Liz Joffe is a founding partner of McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP in Portland, Oregon. She has been working with the labor movement since 1988, when, after graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked with the UAW’s legal...

Ronald K. Hooks

Ronald K. Hooks Regional Director, NLRB Region 19 Ron Was appointed Regional Director of the Seattle Regional Office effective March 26, 2012.  He is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis and Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.  Ron began...

Paul Gamson

Paul Gamson Attorney at Law Paul earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark College in 1982. After law school, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Gus J. Solomon. From 1984 until 2003, Paul was in private practice law where he specialized in labor, employment...

Jessica Dietz

Jessica Dietz Officer in Charge, NLRB Subregion 36 In 2015, Jessica Dietz was appointed Officer in Charge of NLRB Subregion 36 after working as a Field Examiner in the Portland office for nine years. She leads the Subregion’s outreach program and is a frequent speaker...

Barbara Diamond

Barbara Diamond (she/they) Diamond ADR Arbiter Barbara J. Diamond became a labor arbitrator after practicing union side labor law for over thirty years. She is a graduate of NYU Law School and Binghamton University as well as the Federal Mediation and Conciliation...

Bob Bussel

Bob Bussel Director & Associate Professor, Labor Education and Research Center Since 2002, Bob has been associate professor of history and director of the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon.  Bob was previously a labor educator at Penn...

John Bishop

John Bishop Co-Planner, Attorney, McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP John Bishop is a founding partner of McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP, in Portland, Oregon, a law firm that specializes in union-side labor law. John has devoted his entire legal career to representing labor unions...

Brad Avakian

Brad Avakian Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Avakian attended Washington County public schools, earned his BS from Oregon State University and his JD from Lewis and Clark. He joined the Oregon State Bar in 1990. After serving...