David A. Johnson
David A. Johnson is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Franczek P.C. Since joining the firm in 2010, David has expanded his practice to include the representation of other public bodies and municipalities in collective bargaining. This includes the negotiation of project labor agreements, interest arbitration, grievance arbitration and Labor Board proceedings, in addition to providing counsel on labor and employment issues ranging from hiring, discharge, promotion, and discrimination claims, Prevailing Wage Act issues, and claims arising under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act. He formerly served as Chief Labor Negotiator for the City of Chicago where he was responsible for more than 50 union contract negotiations covering bargaining units ranging from a few hundred to more than 10,000 members, including police, fire, emergency services, skilled trades, administrative and clerical units. He served as the lead negotiator in the 2008 – 2010 negotiations with civilian bargaining units resulting in the modification of existing contracts in order to provide cost savings and avoid more than 1,000 layoffs. Mr. Johnson received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. in history from Michigan State University.