PERB: OPERATION, JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY; SCOPE OF PERB JURISDICTION – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
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102.01000 – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
Under the MMBA, PERB has jurisdiction over a representation petition only when an agency’s local rules contain no provision that can accomplish what the petitioner is seeking without placing an undue burden on the petitioner. Because a county’s local rule governing unit modification provided the functional equivalent of a unit severance rule and did not unduly burden the petitioning union, PERB lacked jurisdiction over the severance petition.