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 proposed concessions. The union refused to agree to them. The employer then declared impasse and imposed its last, best, and final offer (LBFO). The union then filed an unfair practice charge alleging that: 1) the employer engaged in bad faith bargaining leading up to impasse; and 2) the employer unlawful imposed a no-strike provision as part of its LBFO. After a hearing, the administrative law judge (ALJ) issued a proposed decision dismissing the charge in its entirety. The union then filed exceptions with the Board.