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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.

US Supreme Court

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

Gavel-and-Books.JPGWhen 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,