We are excited to continue our video series – Tips from the Table. In these videos, members of LCW’s Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining practice group will provide various tips that can be implemented at your bargaining tables. We hope that you will find these clips informative and helpful in your negotiations.
Adrianna is a partner in Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Los Angeles office where she represents public agencies in all aspects of employment and labor matters. For over twenty years, she has worked diligently with cities, counties, special districts, housing authorities, and public schools and community college districts in labor relations, collective bargaining, and litigation services. Adrianna provides representation in disciplinary appeals, administrative hearings, arbitrations, mediations, labor relations, and negotiations, including serving as lead negotiator at bargaining tables.
Court of Appeal Holds that MMBA Factfinding Procedures Apply to all Bargaining Disputes
Just one day after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Friedrichs v. CTA, California employee organizations scored a second victory. Yesterday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its long-awaited decisions in San Diego Housing Commission v. Public Employment Relations Board and County of Riverside v. Public Employment Relations Board. Both cases challenged…
PERB Exercises Jurisdiction Over Bargaining Units That Include Peace Officers Individually Excluded by Statute and Will Not Consider Affirmative Defenses Based on Undisputed Facts Alone
When the Legislature amended the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (MMBA) in 2001, it gave PERB jurisdiction over the statute, but not over certain agencies, and not over “persons who are peace officers as defined in Section 830.1 of the Penal Code.” (Gov. Code Section 3511, emphasis added.)
In the more than 14 years since then, however,…