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AB 1655: “Public Employees Bill of Rights” is Resurrected

AB 1655—titled the “Public Employees Bill of Rights Act”—was introduced by Assemblymember Dickinson on February 14, 2012. The bill purports to change from three years to one year the statute of limitation to take disciplinary action against a state employee. … Continue reading

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Governor Signs AB 646: Factfinding Becomes Mandatory under MMBA

Governor Brown has signed AB 646, which establishes factfinding for public employers subject to the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA).  Under AB 646, upon impasse “the employee organization may request that the parties’ differences be submitted to a factfinding panel.”  At the … Continue reading

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SB 931: “Union Advoidance” Bill is Gutted

As introduced in February 2011, SB 931 would have prohibited public agencies from using public funds to pay attorneys and consulstants for advice “about ways to minimize or deter the exercise of rights guaranteed [by the MMBA].”  (What is often called a “union avoidance” … Continue reading

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PERB Settlements: Be Careful How You Word Them

Trustees of the California State University (San Marcos) (2011) PERB Decision No. 2195-H (Issued 8/12/11) Facts The California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) filed an unfair practice charge against the California State University at San Marcos (CSU) alleging that CSU committed an unlawful … Continue reading

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AB 455 Vetoed

On July 25, 2011, Governor Brown vetoed AB 455.  AB 455 would have given unions the power to appoint half the members of civil service commisions and personnel boards.  The Governor provided the following veto message: To the Members of the … Continue reading

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