Category Archives: PERB News

The Emergency Exception to Bargaining

General PERB Rule: The Calexico Emergency Exception Given the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about whether there is an “emergency” exception to the duty to bargain over changes within the scope of representation. Yes, there is; it … Continue reading

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PERB Stakeholder Meeting on February 6, 2020

Just a reminder that PERB is hosting a stakeholder meeting this Thursday, February 6, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Case Processing Efficiency Initiative Recommendations related to the expedited case process and related to pro per … Continue reading

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NLRB Overrules Banner Health

On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled its prior decision in Banner Health System, 362 NLRB 1108 (2015), which held that a “blanket” instruction to employees to maintain confidentiality during a workplace investigation violated Section 7 … Continue reading

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PERB Issues 2018-19 Annual Report

PERB has released its annual report for fiscal year 2018-2019. (The report is available here.)  Here is my annual summary of the statistics in the report: Unfair Practice Charges 691 unfair practice charges (UPCs) were filed in fiscal year 2018-19. This … Continue reading

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PERB Moves Forward on Regulatory Packages

Update on Regulatory Packages At its meeting on December 12, 2019, PERB’s Board instructed staff to move forward with its EFile regulations. The Board had previously instructed staff to move forward with proposed regulations on the State Mediation and Conciliation … Continue reading

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