Category Archives: Legislation

AB 1066: Striking Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

AB 1066 was introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez on February 21, 2019. This bill amends the Unemployment Insurance Code to allow striking employees to be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits after four weeks.  Specifically, AB 1066 currently provides that: (b) The … Continue reading

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Governor Vetoes AB 2305, 2886 and 3034

On Friday, September 28, the Governor vetoed AB 2305, 2886, and 3034.  These bills would have expanded PERB’s jurisdiction by adding, respectively: peace officer unions; the Orange County Transportation Authority and the San Joaquin Regional Transit District; and the supervisory units … Continue reading

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PERB Bills Awaiting Action by Governor

Several bills affecting PERB are awaiting action by the Governor: SB 1085: Requires public employers to grant reasonable leaves of absence to employees to serve as stewards or officers of the union.  The union must reimburse the public employer for … Continue reading

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Gov Signs Law Prohibiting Lawsuits for Pre-Janus Damages

Yesterday, the Governor signed SB 846 which protects unions and public employers against lawsuits seeking the payment of agency fees collected prior to the Janus decision.  (Click here for the SacBee article on this bill.) The law adds Government Code section … Continue reading

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AB 2305 Awaits Action by Governor

AB 2305 passed the Legislature on August 27, 2018, and currently awaits action by the Governor.  I previously wrote about this bill here.  In short, AB 2305 would eliminate the carve-out for peace officer unions and bring them under the … Continue reading

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