Collective Bargaining

Calaveras County employees deliver a wide range of services to county residents and include law enforcement, public safety employees, skilled craftspeople, custodians, health care professionals, engineers and office support staff, among many others. During negotiations with its employee unions, the County strives to strike a balance between maintaining and improving services to County residents, and ensuring that the employees who provide those services are compensated and treated fairly.

Human Resources is responsible for fostering harmonious and collaborative labor management relations between employee organizations and the County. In this effort, we are charged with:

  • Negotiating labor agreements with recognized employee organizations;
  • Administering labor agreements for 4 bargaining units; CCPSEA, DSA, SEIU and Sheriff’s Management;
  • Resolving contract disputes through mediation, arbitration and administrative hearings;
  • Administering employee relations statutes, ordinances and policies; and
  • Providing advice and counsel to County management regarding labor relations issues.

The Human Resources Department works closely with the County Administrative Officer and County
Counsel in providing assistance and direction to the County supervisors and managers.

Employer-Employee Relations Resolution


Calaveras County Public Safetey Employees Association

Memorandum of Understanding for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020


  • President:  Wanda Maddock
  • Vice President: TBD
  • Secretary/Treasurer:  Natalie Jackson
  • Board Members:  TBD
  • Stewards:  Sean Smylie

Bargaining Team:

Bargaining Team Alternates



Brett Sherman▪ Goyette & Assoc. ▪ 1300 G Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Ph: (916) 851-1900 ▪

Sheriff's Management Unit

Memorandum of Understanding for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020


  • Christopher Hewitt
  • Anthony Eberhardt



W. Robert "Bob" Phibbs ▪ Phibbs Law ▪ POB 417, Lodi, CA  95241 ▪ 209-369-6169 

Deputy Sheriff's Association

Memorandum of Understanding for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020


  • President: Greg Stark
  • Vice President: Chad Poortinga
  • Treasurer: Shawn Cechini
  • Secretary: Brian Terry
  • Member at Large: Vacant

Bargaining Team Members:


Paul Konsdorf ▪ Goyette & Assoc. ▪ 1300 G Street, Modesto, CA 95354 Ph: (916) 851-1900

Service Employees International Union

Memorandum of Understanding for January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


  • President: Todd Nosanow (Substance Abuse)
  • Vice President: CJ Singh (Public Health)
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Communications Officer:
  • Treasurer:  Stacy Bradford (Human Services)
  • Shop Stewards: Ernesto Garcia

Bargaining Team Members: Darbi Demasters, Rhonda Braidman, CJ Singh, Kevin Dubois, Jennifer Herndon

First Alternate: Todd Nosanow

Second Alternate: Joanne Bria


MAIN CONTACT LINE▪ SEIU 1021 ▪ 201 Clinton Rd., Suite 101A ▪ Jackson, CA 95642 ▪ Phone: (877) 687-1021

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE: Mike Fouch ▪ Phone: (209) 817-1821