Jerome A. Diekemper, LLC
Jerome A. Diekemper
231 S. Bemiston, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Direct-Cell (314) 606-0831

Labor Arbitration Resume And Rates

Employment Background and Experience

Jerry Diekemper has been a labor and employment lawyer since 1972. He started his legal career as a Field Attorney for the NLRB. After 34 years in private practice representing unions and individual employees, in June 2006 he became a full-time neutral concentrating his practice on mediation. In January 2007, he began accepting appointments as an arbitrator.

Since 1993, Jerry has been selected to mediate over 1800 disputes ranging from employment discrimination matters, to personal injury and malpractice cases.

Since January 2007, he has been an arbitrator in disputes involving: discharges, discipline, and contract interpretation grievances in the private and public sectors. As an advocate who has tried over 250 arbitration cases, issues arbitrated in addition to discipline and discharge cases have included vacation and holiday pay, manning, jurisdictional disputes, management rights, substance abuse, union security, dress codes, and seniority.

Jerry was a member of permanent panels for the State of Illinois and AFSCME District 31, B and B Trucking, Inc. and American Postal Workers Union for collective bargaining disputes and Kraft Foods for non-union employee discharge grievances. He is the permanent arbitrator for John Deere and the UAW.

Jerry is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, has been listed in every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 1983, and in 2006 and 2007, has been included on lists of the Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri-Kansas and the Top 50 Lawyers in St. Louis by Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers.

Compensation Arrangements

Labor Arbitration Daily Rate: $1500 (additional 1/2 day after 7 hours of hearing).

Travel time charged outside of metro St. Louis area.

Air Travel by lowest fully refundable ticket unless parties agree to reimburse non-refundable ticket if hearing cancelled.

Cancellation fee: no fee if cancelled more than 30 days in advance; 1 day if cancelled within 30 days.