EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; BYPASSING EXCLUSIVE REP – In General
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603.01000 – In General
PERB found the employer undermined the Association’s selection of representatives when it invited a bargaining unit member to a negotiations kickoff and gave her information about negotiations to distribute to the Association’s members, where the Association had not designated the employee to bargain on its behalf, the kickoff was a meeting reserved for the leaders of the City’s unions, and the City used the meeting to discuss its goals and announce ground rules for negotiations. PERB found this conduct elevated the bargaining unit member at the expense of the Association’s designated representatives, thereby indicating the employer’s bad faith.