Category Archives: PERB Decision

PERB Cases Pending in the Courts of Appeal

In November 2019, I created a list of all the PERB decisions being challenged in the courts of appeal. Back then there were 17 cases on appeal. Today there are 13 cases on appeal. In my opinion, the fewer cases … Continue reading

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PERB: Vaccination Mandate a Management Right During Pandemic

Regents of the University of California (2021) PERB Dec. No. 2783-H (Issued on 7/26/21) [Full Disclosure: I represented the University in this case so I don’t claim to be unbiased.] In July 2020, the University of California issued an Executive … Continue reading

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PERB: Union Authorization Forms Are Confidential

City of Bellflower (2021) PERB Dec. No. 2770-M (Issued on 6/08/21) The Bellflower City Employees Association (BCEA) filed a petition to decertify and replace AFSCME Local 3745 as the exclusive representative of three bargaining units within the City of Bellflower. … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Modifies Remedy in Retaliation Case

City of South Pasadena v PERB (2020) PERB Case No. 2692-M; Court of Appeal Case No. B304596 This case involves a firefighter who aggravated an existing back injury in December 2015 while observing a demonstration from another firefighter. The firefighter … Continue reading

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PERB: Mediation Not Required Before Factfinding Under MMBA

County of Santa Clara (2020) PERB Dec. No. A483-M (Issued on 12/17/20) In this case a union declared impasse in its negotiations with a county and requested factfinding under MMBA section 3505.4. The county‚Äôs local rules, however, require that the … Continue reading

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