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2024 Legislative Update, Part Four: Public Sector Developments

February 7, 2024 by


Public Sector Temporary Employees Added to Regular Employee Bargaining Units (AB 1484)

By: Andrew Baker

This bill, for all Meyers-Milias-Brown Act employers, automatically folds into any existing bargaining unit all temporary employees who perform the same or similar type of work performed by unit employees.

Employers must promptly bargain to establish employment conditions for the newly added temporary employees to the extent the current MOU does not already address them. Employers must also provide each newly hired temporary employee with their anticipated length of employment, and procedures to apply for open, permanent positions.


Legislative Staffers Organizing Rights (AB 1)

By: Peter McEntee

Establishes Legislature Employer-Employee Relations Act to provide collective bargaining rights for employees who work for the California legislature. PERB has jurisdiction over this Act. This bill becomes operative on July 1, 2026.


Autonomous Tech in Public Transit (AB 96)

By: Lorrie Bradley

This bill requires public transit employers to give unions at least 10 months advance notice before procuring autonomous vehicle transit technology. The bill authorizes unions to demand bargaining, including training of displaced workers to full new jobs created by autonomous technology.


Labor Studies in School (AB 800)

By: Andrew Baker

Effective August 1, 2024, all public high schools will be required annually, during the week of April 28, to provide students in grades 11 and 12 with information on workers’ rights, including wage & hour laws and the right to organize, and the role labor unions have had in winning these rights.


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