Category Archives: PERB News

News Alert: SB 866 On Its Way to Governor

SB 866 appears to be a fast-track omnibus bill responding to the anticipated decision in Janus v AFSCME. The bill was first introduced as a run-of-the-mill budget bill on January 10, 2018. However, it was amended on June 13, 2018, to … Continue reading

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PERB Adopts Heightened Version of Purple Communications

Napa Valley CCD (2018) PERB Decision No. 2563-E (Issued on 5/25/18) This precedential decision involves an appeal from a dismissal.  The central issue was whether charging party, an employee, engaged in protected activity by sending e-mails to co-workers. To answer … Continue reading

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AB 3034: Expands PERB Jurisdiction to Include BART Supervisors

AB 3034 was introduced on February 16, 2018, by Assembly Member Low.  AB 3034 would place the supervisory employees of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District under the MMBA and under PERB’s jurisdiction. Currently, most transit employees are … Continue reading

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Trying to Predict the Impact of Janus

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute has released a study on the anticipated impact of Janus v AFSCME, based on the widely-held assumption that the Supreme Court will hold that agency fees are unconstitutional. The report—entitled “After Janus: The Impending effects … Continue reading

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PERB Releases Case Processing Efficiency Report

PERB has released its report on its Case Processing Efficiency Initiative. (Click here.) The goal of the initiative was to find ways to improve PERB’s processing of cases.  A series of meetings were held at PERB’s regional offices to gather … Continue reading

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