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Labor Law (Public Sector)

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… Read More

2024 Legislative Update, Part Two: New Workplace Violence and Labor Code Enforcement Laws

February 1, 2024 by

  Workplace Violence Prevention (SB 553) By: Peter McEntee Part 1: As of January 1, 2025, this bill allows collective bargaining representatives to initiate a request for a workplace temporary restraining order on behalf of… Read More

PERB Voids San Francisco Strike Ban

August 2, 2023 by

PERB has issued a new decision striking down provisions of the San Francisco City Charter banning all city employee strikes as an unlawful violation of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (“MMBA”). San Francisco’s City Charter The Charter… Read More

2022 Annual Legislative Summary, Public Sector Developments – Part 2

January 6, 2023 by

We are presenting our annual Legislative Summary in four parts this year – this is part two: AB 204 – Bonuses for Community Health Clinic Workers by Sarah Kanbar As part of a larger health… Read More

PERB Limits Public Employer Use of Scabs

August 9, 2021 by

The California Public Employment Relations Board has issued a decision clarifying the right of striking public employees to return to work following a strike and limiting the ability of public employers to use the employment… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Two Attacks on Public Sector Union Representation

July 6, 2021 by and

At least for the time being, public sector unions can breathe a sigh of relief that they may continue to serve as the exclusive bargaining representative for all of the public employees in a bargaining… Read More

PERB Orders Reimbursement of Attorneys’ Fees as Make Whole Remedy for Unilateral Change

March 12, 2021 by

In an unusual case, PERB has awarded attorneys fee to a union as part of the remedy for an unlawful unilateral change. The case involved a collective bargaining agreement between the Sacramento City Teachers Association… Read More

Losing the Battle but Winning the War to Protect Public Pensions

September 23, 2020 by

The California Supreme Court recently issued a long-awaited decision with far-reaching impact in Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Association et al., v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association et al. The key issue in this case was… Read More

PERB Orders Employer to Negotiate with Union Over Redactions to Requested Investigation Report

May 21, 2020 by

PERB recently confirmed that public employers may not unilaterally make unlimited redactions to disciplinary investigatory reports produced in response to union requests. Rather, PERB ruled, employers have a duty to meet and confer with the… Read More

Make Your Voice Heard: Ninth Circuit Blasts Local Restriction on Bullhorn Use

December 17, 2019 by

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked enforcement of a local ordinance that restricted the use of a bullhorn at protests. (Cuviello v. City of Vallejo (Dec. 12, 2019).) In this case, an animal… Read More