Larry Menth has an extensive background in the labor relations field. He began representing peace officer groups in 1988 and remained representing union employees until receiving a governor’s appointment to the Department of Personnel Administration as Principal Labor Negotiator in 2001. During his tenure there, Larry was the Chief spokesperson in both police and fire contracts for the State of California. With the recall of Governor Davis, Larry moved to the Administrative Office of the Courts and negotiated contracts for numerous local superior county courts. Ultimately, he took a position with CALFIRE as the Assistant Deputy Director, Labor and Human Resources. In that position he was extensively involved in contract negotiations, contract enforcement, grievances, and arbitrations. He was the Department’s Skelly Officer for its Academy and played an integral role in the roll out of the Firefighter Bill of Rights (FOBR) for the Department.
In recent past years, Larry has taught Labor Relations/Human Resources and Paralegal Studies at a local for-profit college. He also sat on the Factfinder Panel for the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) for a short period of time.
A Veteran, Larry was an Air Traffic Controller with the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1979.