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Pocket Guide to the Educational Employment Relations Act

By Bonnie G. Bogue, Carol Vendrillo, David J. Bowen and Eric Borgerson
Updated by Mark Bresee, Michele Landenberger and Anna Miller
Reviewed by Sarah Sandford-Smith
9th edition, 2016

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The EERA guide is designed for day-to-day use by labor and management in California public schools and community colleges.
The 2016 guide is the first new edition since 2011, and brings readers up to date on legislation and case law developments.
Here in one concise Pocket Guide are all the major decisions of the Public Employment Relations Board and the courts that interpret and apply the law. The Guide also includes the history and complete text of the act, and a summary of PERB regulations. Arranged by topic, the EERA Pocket Guide covers arbitration of grievances, discrimination, scope of bargaining, protected activity, strikes and job actions, unilateral action, and more.


I. Introduction1
    Overview of California Labor Relations Laws 2
    History of the Statutory Enactments4
    EERA: Summary and Commentary6
        Scope of representation9
        Unfair practices10
        Grievance arbitration12
        Organizational security12
        Dispute settlement and strikes14
        Public notice16
II. Educational Employment Relations Act 18
III. Major PERB and Court Decisions 56
    Agency Shop 62
    Agreements and Contracts 62
    Arbitration of Grievances 65
    Discrimination for, or Interference With, Protected Activity 68
    Domination of, or Interference With, Union 74
    Duty of Fair Representation 75
    Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith 80
    Exclusive Representative, Certification or Decertification Elections 87
    Impasse Resolution Procedures 89
    Protected Activity 91
    Public Employment Relations Board Jurisdiction 97
    Public Employment Relations Board Procedure 102
    Public Notice ("Sunshine Law") 108
    Representation Rights 109
    Scope of Bargaining 114
    Strikes and Job Actions 119
    Unfair Practices (in General) 122
    Unilateral Action 126
    Unit Determination 132
IV. PERB Regulations and Sources of Information 137
    PERB Regulations 137
        General provisions 137
        Unfair practices 138
        Injunctions 139
        Representation procedures 139
        Impasse resolution 140
        Public notice 140
        Agency shop 140
    Sources of Information on PERB 141
V. Glossary of Terms 143
VI. Table of Cases 155
VII. Index of Terms 177