Legislative Update

The last day for the Legislature to pass bills this year is September 13.  So it’s going to be a busy week.  Here’s an update on bills affecting public sector labor relations:

  1. AB 537:  Makes various changes to the MMBA, including: a) prohibiting ground rules that limit the ability of union negotiators to communicate directly with the employer’s governing body; b) requiring tentative agreement to be approved by the governing body within 30 days of presentation; and c) makes contractual arbitration subject to the California Arbitration Act.  Still in the Senate.
  2. AB 616:  Amends MMBA to require PERB to certify that an impasse exists before allowing the parties to proceed to factfinding.  Did not pass Assembly by August 30 deadline.
  3. AB 641:  Allows family child care providers to unionize.  PERB would have jurisdiction.  CalHR would negotiate on behalf of the State.  Still in the Senate.
  4. AB 729:  Would establish a evidentiary privilege for union representative-represented employee communications.  On Governor’s desk.
  5. AB 1263:  Allows medi-Cal certified medical interpreters to unionize.  PERB would have jurisdiction.  CalHR would negotiate on behalf of the State.  Still in the Senate.
  6. AB 1181:  Requires MMBA employers to provide reasonable time off to union representatives for bargaining, testifying at PERB hearings, and testifying at personnel and/or merit commission hearings.  On Governor’s desk.
  7.  SB 765:  Amends EERA to allow a supervisory peace officer employee to join or participate in a rank-and-file unit.  Vetoed by Governor on August 19.
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