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Pocket Guide to Unfair Practices: California Public Sector

By Carol Vendrillo and Eric Borgerson
5th edition, 2013

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This guide provides a comprehensive look at the unfair practices created by state laws. It covers:

  • Important developments in California‚Äôs public sector labor law, including an explanation of PERB's new "precedential decision" designation, and scope of bargaining and unilateral change under the trial court acts.
  • Case law developments in discrimination, bypassing of exclusive representative, DFR, impasse procedures, and more.
  • In addition to EERA, HEERA, Dills, and MMBA, the guide covers the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act (TCEPGA), which governs labor relations between California state trial courts and their employees; the Trial Court Interpreter Employment and Labor Relations Act (TCIELRA), which governs labor relations between the trial courts and court interpreters; and the Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority Transit Employer-Employee Relations Act (TEERA), which covers supervisory employees of the transit agency.
  • Updated statutory and regulatory text; the unfair practice sections of all seven acts; a guide to cases further elaborating what conduct is unlawful; a glossary defining labor relations terms.

 

Contents

Introduction1
1. Unfair Practices3
    A. Unfair Practices Under the PERB-Administered Statutes5
    B. Types of Unfair Practices8
        1. Duty to bargain8
            a. Scope of bargaining8
            b. Good faith bargaining 11
            c. Unilateral action12
        2. Duty to participate in impasse procedures15
        3. Duty to provide information17
        4. Strikes and other concerted activities19
            a. Strikes under EERA, HEERA, and the Dills Act19
            b. Strikes under the MMBA21
            c. Strikes under TCEPGA and TCIELRA 21
            d. Strikes under TEERA 21
        5. Protected activities 22
            a. Interference with protected activity 23
            b. Discrimination or reprisal for protected activity 24
        6. Interference with union's rights 25
            a. Access to work site 26
            b. Right to information 27
            c. Released time 27
        7. Employer domination of, and assistance to, union 28
        8. Duty of fair representation 29
        9. Bypassing the exclusive representative 33
            a. Going to hearing 102
2. Enforcement 34
    A. PERB Jurisdiction 34
    B. PERB Unfair Practice Procedures 37
        1. Filing a charge 37
        2. Issuing a complaint 38
        3. Time requirements 39
        4. Deferral to arbitration 41
        5. Dismissal of the charge 43
        6. Answering the complaint 43
        7. Going to hearing 44
        8. The hearing 44
        9. ALJ's decision 45
        10. Appeal to the board 46
        11. Reconsideration of a decision 47
    C. Judicial Review of PERB Decisions 47
    D. MMBA, TCEPGA, and TCIELRA 48
3. Statutory and Regulatory Language 50
    A. Educational Employment Relations Act (EERA) 48
    B. Ralph C. Dills Act 52
    C. Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA) 55
    D. Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) and Implementing
        PERB Regulations
55
    E. Employee Relations Ordinance of the County of Los Angeles 63
    F. Employee Relations Ordinance for the City of Los Angeles 65
    G. Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act
        (TCEPGA) and Implementing PERB Regulations
66
    H. Trial Court Interpreters Employment and Labor Relations Act
        (TCIELRA) and Implementing PERB Regulations
72
    I. Transit Employer-Employee Relations Act (TEERA) 78
4. Cases 80
    A. Bypassing the Exclusive Representative 80
    B. Discrimination for, or Interference With, Protected Activity 81
    C. Duty of Fair Representation 87
    D. Duty to Bargain in Good Faith 90
    E. Duty to Furnish Information 99
    F. Duty to Participate in Impasse Procedures in Good Faith 100
    G. Employer Domination of, or Assistance to, Union 102
    H. Public Employment Relations Board Procedure 104
    I. Strikes and Other Concerted Activities 107
V. Glossary of Terms 112
VI. Table of Cases 122
VII. Index of Terms 137