An experienced trial litigator and labor contract negotiator, Bonnie Glatzer focuses her practice on employment litigation and advising management on all aspects of labor relations.
I particularly enjoy representing an employer across the gamut of labor and employment issues, so that I can bring my extensive knowledge of that employer’s personnel policies, labor contracts, prior litigation and past practice to each new matter. This depth of knowledge and experience enables me to function as a valuable strategic partner. I have rewarding, long-term client relationships along these lines in the health care, manufacturing, professional services and retail industries.
I am following the recent push by labor unions to affiliate with non-union associations in an effort to expand labor’s influence and contemplating how employers will need to prepare for the impact of these events.
Bonnie's practice covers a wide range of labor and employment representations, including:
Lead counsel in jury trials involving alleged sexual harassment, sex, race and disability discrimination, wrongful termination and breach of employment contracts; bench trials involving discrimination, trade secrets and labor injunction issues; summary judgments obtained in race discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and breach of employment contract cases; arbitrations involving military service discrimination, sexual orientation harassment, wrongful termination, labor contract interpretation and discipline issues; and numerous mediated and negotiated settlements in lawsuits involving the full range of labor and employment issues.
Chief spokesperson in contract negotiations with the California Nurses Association (CNA), Caregivers & Healthcare Employees Union (CHEU), Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU), International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) Local 17, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Locals 115 and 588; Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 29, Operating Engineers (OE) Local 3, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Locals 250 (now United Health Workers - West) and 1877, Teamster Locals 150, 216, 287, 431, 439 and 856, Laborers Locals 185 and 886; "back room" advice in negotiations involving numerous other unions.
Advice and representation before the National Labor Relations Board in organizing campaigns involving the Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, International Association of Machinists and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; lead counsel in National Labor Relations Board unfair labor practice proceedings involving alleged unlawful bargaining, refusals to furnish information, and discrimination based on union membership and strike activity.
Representation of employers before numerous administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board; general labor and employment counseling concerning wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, trade secret and restrictive covenant issues, severance and retirement programs; leaves of absence; labor contract administration, affirmative action programs, drug testing and employee discipline.
Law360 | March 19, 2021
This article, focused on a case of whether a California regulation requiring growers to let union organizers on their property is unconstitutional, quotes San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Bonnie Glatzer on governmental policies and ways that the court could address the issue.
Daily Journal | June 03, 2020
Labor and Employment partner Bonnie Glatzer and associates Hillary Baca and Jade Butman, all in San Francisco, contributed this article on potential coronavirus-related litigation matters that California employers should be aware of, and how employers can prepare for possible lawsuits.
The Sacramento Bee | December 09, 2019
San Francisco labor and employment partner Bonnie Glatzer is quoted in this article about California’s Assembly Bill 5, a new law that redefines how companies classify employees and who qualifies to receive full employment benefits.
Labor & Employment Alert | 02.15.22
Employee Law Alert | 01.15.21
Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.
Bonnie has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the publishers of the Northern California Super Lawyers magazine numerous times since 2006. Inclusion in Super Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey.
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco