Decision 1144S – State of California (Department of Food and Agriculture)

S-CE-765-S

Decision Date: March 4, 1996

Decision Type: PERB Decision

View Full Text (PDF)

Perc Vol: 20
Perc Index: 27059

Decision Headnotes

409.00000 – EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES
409.06000 – Free Speech

Employer's statements that contract had expired and employees could save $26.00 per month by dropping out of union and allowing union members use of its offices to fill out payroll papers to withdraw from union does not constitute offer of a "benefit" and is covered by free speech; p. 1, dismissal letter.

407.00000 – EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; INTERFERENCE WITH DECERTIFICATION OR RIVAL UNION PETITION
407.02000 – Withdrawal of Union Membership; Authorization Suggested, Aided or Discouraged

Employer's statements that contract had expired and employees could save $26.00 per month by dropping out of union and allowing union members use of its offices to fill out payroll papers to withdraw from union does not constitute offer of a "benefit" and is covered by free speech; p. 1, dismissal letter.