Arbitrator Renée Mayne is an independent, neutral arbitrator and mediator, exclusively for labor and employment arbitration, factfinding, and mediation, and labor-management facilitation. 

A hearing officer since 1995, Arbitrator Mayne has adjudicated discipline, dismissal, and contract interpretation grievances, and ethics, harassment, and discrimination complaints, for:

Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Public Safety Dispatchers, Park Rangers, University Faculty, Teachers, Librarians, Attorneys, Investigators, Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses, Engineers, Analysts, Technology Professionals, Accountants, Skilled Crafts, Planning and Building Officials, Water and Wastewater Professionals, Transportation and Bus Drivers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Maintenance Workers, Food Service Workers, Administrative Professionals, and Managers and Supervisors.


Available to the parties upon request. If Arbitrator Mayne is asked to host the virtual conference, she will use the Zoom platform.



Arbitrator Mayne has worked in labor-management relations since 1986.  As adjunct faculty, Professor Mayne teaches conflict resolution, negotiation, labor relations, and human resources.

Arbitrator, Mediator: Labor-ADR (8/16–Present)

Adjunct Faculty: Golden Gate University and UC Davis (8/16–Present)

Director of Employee Relations: City of Oakland (8/14–8/16) 5,000 FTE

Senior Manager, Employee and Labor Relations: UC Santa Cruz (3/11–8/14) 6,000 FTE

Associate Director, Labor Relations: University of California, Office of the President (3/09–3/11) 180,000 FTE

President and Founder: Labor Management Success, Inc. (1/99–2/09)

Deputy County Administrative Officer - HR: County of Monterey (12/95–1/99) 4,500 FTE

Director of Labor Relations: County of Monterey (4/95–12/95) 4,500 FTE

Union General Manager: SEIU Local 817 (1/91–1/95) 2,000 members

Staff Union Representative: SEIU Local 620 (7/89–1/91) 1,500 members

Union Organizer/Representative: AFSCME District Council 1707 (12/86–7/89) 75,000 members


American Arbitration Association National Roster of Labor Arbitrators

California Public Employment Relations Board Panel of Neutrals

California State Mediation and Conciliation Service Panel of Arbitrators

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Roster of Arbitrators

National Mediation Board Roster of Arbitrators

Nevada Employee-Management Relations Board Roster of Arbitrators, Factfinders, and Mediators

Oregon Employment Relations Board Panel of Arbitrators


M.A. Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding – CSU Dominguez Hills

B.S. Business, Management, and Economics in Labor Relations – SUNY Empire State College

P.I. California Investigator License No. 24938

Employment Arbitration Certificate – Cornell University ILR

Labor Negotiation Certificate – Harvard University

Union Administration Certificate – Cornell University ILR


American Bar Association – Dispute Resolution and Labor and Employment Law Sections

Association for Conflict Resolution 

California Lawyers Association – Labor and Employment Law Section

Labor and Employment Relations Association

Northern California Labor and Employment Relations Association - Chapter Treasurer



Per Diem Rate: $1,750 per scheduled date for arbitration, factfinding mediation, or facilitation, either in-person or by video conference.

Per Hour Rate: $250 for case preparation, conference calls, correspondence, research, writing, video or phone conference, and beyond seven hours in a hearing. Per hour rate charged in 15-minute increments.

No Charge to the Parties: Travel time up to two hours one-way from Sacramento, California. Meals, incidental, or office costs.

Travel Costs: Travel time after two hours one-way from Sacramento, California, at $125 per hour charged in 15-minute increments. Refundable airfare, hotel, and car rental. Mileage at the current IRS rate.

Cancellation Fee: $1,750 per diem when canceled within 20 working days of scheduled date.

Video Conference Hearings: Same fee schedule as in-person cases.

Renée Mayne, Labor-ADR

P.O. Box 1827, Sacramento, California 95812


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