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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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LERANC Luncheon on Arbitrator Ethics on August 27

The Labor and Employment Relations Association of Northern California (LERANC), formerly called the Industrial Relations Association of Northern California (IRANC), will be holding a luncheon on “What Advocates Need to Know About the Arbitrator’s Code of Ethics” on August 27, 2013. Speaking … Continue reading

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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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