John LaRocco

Professor John B. LaRocco teaches law, labor relations, and negotiation at the College of Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento. He has taught MGMT 101, HROB 157, MBA 232, and MBA 234. At CSUS, Professor LaRocco has served on many important governance, pedagogical, and personnel committees. Besides his academic endeavors, Professor LaRocco is a nationally-known labor arbitrator and mediator. He has arbitrated and/or mediated over 3,000 labor-management disputes. Professor LaRocco is the author of articles on industrial relations and labor law topics. He is a member of many distinguished professional associations, including the National Academy of Arbitrators and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1986, President Reagan appointed Professor LaRocco to serve on a Presidential Emergency Board. Professor LaRocco received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University.


JD/LL.M University of San Diego/Georgetown University (1977/1981)
Master degree, Loyola University of Chicago (1980)
Bachelor's degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1973)

Professional Certifications

Licensed to practice law: California, Illinois (inactive), District of Columbia, California Notary Public
Arbitrator: American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

Areas of Interest

Teaching: Labor Law, Employment Law; Negotiation; Industrial Relations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personnel, and Business Law
Research: Arbitration, Mediation, Labor Law, Negotiation, Industrial Relations, and Employment Law. Recent articles include: Tension in the Public Safety Officers’ Bill of Rights: Interrogations Versus Routine Supervisor-Subordinate Communications, California Public Employee Relations Journal; University of California, Berkeley, No. 186 (October 2007); Fundamental Attributes of American Litigation: What Might Parties Give Up When Deciding Not to Litigate, Alternative Dispute Resolution Journal, May/July 2008 (co-authored with Donald L. Carper)
Consulting: Arbitration Decisions:

Service Employees International Union and Renown Medical Center (2010)

Air Line Pilots Association and FedEx, Inc. (2010)

Plumas Deputy Sheriffs and Plumas County (2010)

Teamsters and Sierra College (2009)
American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines/Allied Pilots Association/Air Line Pilots Association (2008)
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Union Pacific Railroad Company (2004)
Association of Flight Attendants and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. (2004)
Teamsters Local Union 287 and AmerisourceBergen (2004)
Teamsters Local 137 and Earthgrains (2004)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Air Line Division, Local Union 104 and America West Airlines, Inc. (2003)
Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs Association and County of Sacramento (2003)
United Transportation Union and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (2003)
Air Line Pilots Association & Northwest Airlines, Inc. (2003)
FedEx Pilots Association and FedEx Express Corporation (2002)
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and National Carriers Conference Committee (2002)
Redding Police Officers’ Association and City of Redding (2001)
California School Employees Association and Woodland Joint Unified School District (2001)

Updated 9/24/10