About Tony


Until May 1, 2012, Tony served as a mediator with the State of California.  Prior to that, he acted as the Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission and simultaneously, the Executive Officer for the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission.

Before all this, Tony’s resume suggests a quest for knowledge, working variously for labor unions (SEIU Locals 660/535/399 & Joint Council 8, the Graphics Communications Union District Council 2, IATSE Motion Picture & Editors Guild Local 776, and the Directors Guild of America), as well as management (Paterson & Taggart, the National Employee Relations Service, and training for organizations such as the California Merchants & Manufacturers Assn, and the American Management Association).

He likes to quip that he is one of a handful of people who actually remember and participated in the negotiations that led to the original Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (read ‘old’).  As a result of having numerous jobs, Tony has worked on both sides of the table in the public and private sectors dealing with negotiations, unit determinations, unfair labor practice charges, grievances & arbitrations, administrative hearings, certifications and decertifications, and training.  And for the last 20 years, between the County and State, he worked as a neutral.

In LA, Tony & his wife Paula reside in  Glassell Park, a small residential community near downtown Los Angeles, in a 40’s home replete with a stack of a few thousand lp records (remember vinyl?), a lot of cd’s, and a small library of a few thousand books. And lately he got a Kindle.  When not in Los Angeles they can usually be found in Tehachapi, looking down and contemplating the Tejon Ranch.

To maintain balance in his life, Tony is past  president of the Southern California OS/2 Users Group (http://www.scoug.com), clear proof that Luddites rock!

For those who wish, a full resume and rate sheet is available Here