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Robert P. Bonsall

Robert P. Bonsall

Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, APC

Sacramento, CA, USA

Since the firm’s founding in the 1930’s, the prime focus of the practice of Beeson Tayer & Bodine has been the representation of Unions in the public and private sectors.

Robert regularly deals with any and all issues confronting labor unions, including labor arbitration, contract negotiations and enforcement, organizing, picketing, strike-related issues, elections and unfair labor practice proceedings before administrative agencies and in the courts.  He also routinely addresses various matters pertaining to Union internal governance and administration, including issues concerning dues (and the agency fee payer requirements of the Supreme Court’s Beck and Hudson cases), Landrum-Griffin obligations, and Department of Labor regulation of Unions.

In addition, Robert has had extensive experience as a neutral offering interest-based training and contract facilitation to assist both labor and management negotiators to utilize alternative bargaining techniques, skills and strategies designed to maximize the parties success at the bargaining table, while preserving and building long-term relationships and partnerships between labor and management representatives.

Bar Membership

California State Bar

United States District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California

United States Court of Appeal Ninth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States


Member, American Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section

Member, State Bar of California – Labor & Employment Section

Member, Sacramento County Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section

Member, Industrial Relations Association of Northern California


McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

University of California, Davis

Sacramento County Bar Association Labor and Employer Section

Industrial Relation Association of Northern California

National Academy of Arbitrators

Practicing Law Institute


San Francisco State University (1980) B.A. magna cum laude

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1985) J.D.


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