Matthew J. Gauger


Telephone: (916) 443-6600

University of California, Davis, 1988
University of California, Santa Cruz, 1984

Matthew Gauger is a shareholder in Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld’s Sacramento office.  Mr. Gauger represents labor unions in all matters before State and Federal courts, the National Labor Relations Board, California’s Public Employment Relations Board, administrative agencies, in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations. Mr. Gauger’s primary interest is using the law to assist organizing in non-traditional ways.  This includes using free speech law in conjunction with the National Labor Relations Act for organizing in the private sector and using anti-contracting out laws, open government statues and the free speech law in the public sector.  Mr. Gauger represents unions organizing in the construction, service, healthcare and industrial sectors.  Mr. Gauger has a very active practice before the NLRB and PERB.  For many years local government has violated labor law with impunity.  The new PERB Board and new staff are stopping this lawlessness.  Mr. Gauger looks forward to prosecuting cases before the new PERB Board.

Mr. Gauger participates in voter protection projects in general elections in places where corporate America tries to interfere with the voting rights of working people.

Mr. Gauger earned his law degree from University of California, Davis, in 1988 where he was an editor on the Law Review.  Mr. Gauger received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with honors in 1984 majoring in Politics and Legal Studies.  Mr. Gauger’s previous employers include California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) Legal Department from August 1989 to June 1996 and United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO, in 1984-85.  Mr. Gauger was a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Bar from 2003 to 2006.  Mr. Gauger’s other interests include politics, mountain biking, skiing and co-driving a performance rally car on the U.S. Rally Circuit.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Enforcing Labor Standards on Public Works Projects
Public Sector
Draft and Defend Legislation and Regulations