Category Archives: PERB Decision

PERB: Vaccination Mandate a Management Right During Pandemic

Regents of the University of California (2021) PERB Dec. No. 2783-H (Issued on 7/26/21) [Full Disclosure: I represented the University in this case so I don’t claim to be unbiased.] In July 2020, the University of California issued an Executive … Continue reading

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PERB: Union Authorization Forms Are Confidential

City of Bellflower (2021) PERB Dec. No. 2770-M (Issued on 6/08/21) The Bellflower City Employees Association (BCEA) filed a petition to decertify and replace AFSCME Local 3745 as the exclusive representative of three bargaining units within the City of Bellflower. … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Modifies Remedy in Retaliation Case

City of South Pasadena v PERB (2020) PERB Case No. 2692-M; Court of Appeal Case No. B304596 This case involves a firefighter who aggravated an existing back injury in December 2015 while observing a demonstration from another firefighter. The firefighter … Continue reading

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PERB: Mediation Not Required Before Factfinding Under MMBA

County of Santa Clara (2020) PERB Dec. No. A483-M (Issued on 12/17/20) In this case a union declared impasse in its negotiations with a county and requested factfinding under MMBA section 3505.4. The county‚Äôs local rules, however, require that the … Continue reading

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Attorneys’ Fees Awarded as Make Whole Remedy for Refusal to Arbitrate

Sacramento City Unified School District (2020) PERB Dec. No. 2749-E (Issued on 11/02/20) The district and union in this case were parties to a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) containing a grievance procedure culminating in binding arbitration. The union sought to … Continue reading

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