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PERB’s End of Fiscal Year Numbers for 2018-19

Overview: PERB issued 92 decisions PERB’s annual report for fiscal year 2018-19 is not due until October 15, 2019. But for the first time in my memory, PERB has provided a “PERB Fiscal Year in Review 2018-19” on its website. It’s … Continue reading

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PERB: “Exploding” Offers Can Be Evidence of Bad Faith

City of Arcadia (2019) PERB Decision No. 2648-M (Issued on 6/12/19) This is another very long decision involving several legal issues. I am just going to focus on one issue: PERB’s holding that, ”a party cannot in good faith make … Continue reading

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Board: Employees Have Statutory “Right to Strike”

Fresno County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (2015) PERB Decision No. 2418-M (Issued on 03/30/15) This case involves bargaining that occurred during the recession in 2009 and 2010. Like many employers during that time period, the employer in this case … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Fight Over Email

I’m often asked what I think are today’s “hot” issues involving PERB and public sector labor relations.  I think one of the hottest issues today involves email.  Specifically, whether a union has a statutory right to send union communications to its … Continue reading

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Superior Court: AB 646 Only Applies to Contract Negotiations

County of Riverside v. PERB (SEIU Local 721) (Riverside County Superior Court Case No. RIC 1305661) The scope of factfinding under the MMBA has been hotly contested since AB 646 took effect on January 1, 2012.  Employers have asserted that … Continue reading

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