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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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AB 455: Gives Unions Power to Appoint Half of Civil Service Commission Members

AB 455 was introduced by Assemblymember Campos on February 15, 2011 and amended on March 31, 2011.  AB 455 has passed both the Assembly and Senate and was ordered enrolled on July 5, 2011. It now awaits signature from the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Grants Review on Whether Right to Privacy Prevents Release of Non-Member Employee Addresses to Union

County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission (Supreme Court Case No. S191944) (Reviewed granted on 6/16/11) I discussed this case in a couple of prior blog posts. (Click here and here for prior posts.) The Court … Continue reading

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DPA Director Ron Yank to Speak at IRANC Luncheon on July 14

If you’re going to be in Sacramento on July 14, 2011, please come hear Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) Director Ron Yank speak at a luncheon sponsored by the Industrial Relations Association of Northern California (IRANC). As DPA Director, Ron … Continue reading

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SB 931: Prohibits Public Funds for “Union Avoidance” Campaigns

SB 931 was introduced by Senator Vargas on February 18, 2011 and amended on April 25, 2011. SB 931 would prohibit public agencies from using public funds to pay for what is sometimes euphemistically called a “union avoidance” campaign. Specifically, … Continue reading

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