Posts tagged California Public Employment Relations Board

    Following Teachers’ Petition, Gompers Prep Charter School Employees Set to Vote on Removing Union from School

    May 2, 2023 // Gompers made an impressive transition to being a union-free charter school in 2005 after years of being plagued by unresponsive union bureaucracies, violence, and poor academic achievement. However, the union was imposed again in January 2019 via “card check,” an abuse-prone process that bypasses the traditional secret-ballot vote system. Many teachers and parents have long viewed the reinstallation of union power at the school with suspicion. Many accused SDEA agents of actively sowing division at the school, including by supporting anti-charter school legislation and needlessly disparaging the school’s leadership.

    Was the LAUSD strike illegal? That’s up to a judge to decide

    March 29, 2023 // There are two types of strikes that can be declared: economic and unfair labor practice, said PERB General Counsel Felix De La Torre. An economic strike requires that union leaders first exhaust all avenues of negotiation. This requires declaring that negotiations have reached an impasse, enlisting the support of an independent mediator and carrying out fact finding research. While SEIU Local 99 completed the first two of those steps, it did not finish the third. An unfair labor practice strike, on the other hand, can be declared at any time. This is the type of strike that SEIU Local 99 declared after filing over a dozen unfair labor practice charges with PERB against the district. These charges include alleged surveillance of union members, retaliation against members, withholding of information and interference in union activities.

    San Diego Gompers Preparatory Academy Educators Begin New Effort to Oust SDEA Union Bosses from School

    March 14, 2023 // “The new decertification effort at Gompers Preparatory Academy pits concerned educators against California’s most entrenched special interest – public sector union bosses,” commented National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix. “In their last endeavor, Gompers teachers, who simply wanted to exercise their right to vote on whether SDEA union bosses deserved to remain in power, faced specious allegations meant to block the vote, union attacks on social media, and even pressure from union-label politicians.”

    Unions challenge U-C plan to dock pay of workers who went on strike

    February 9, 2023 // Ryan King, a spokesperson for The University of California Office of the President, wrote in an email Friday to CalMatters that UC "may not legally pay our employees or gift them funds if they did not provide a service to the institution." He cited state and federal rules that forbid the university from paying employees who didn't work.

    Teachers Union Takes Legal Action Over Sac City Unified’s ‘Refusal’ To Address Make-Up Days Related To Strike

    May 20, 2022 // The teachers union said it raised the need to address make-up days on April 3, when they negotiated with SCUSD to settle and end the eight-day strike. Fisher said SCUSD has been “slow-walking” discussions related to the make-up days.


    May 15, 2022 // The law stipulates that, if a government employer so much as mentions the Janus case to his or her employees, government unions can file a complaint and the employer can be hauled before the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).