REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit
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1309.01000 – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit
Unit-determination criteria in section 3545 require a weighing and balancing in respect to each other to achieve consistency of application and the general objectives of the Act. EERB has wide discretion in applying unit-determination criteria. Board currently giving more weight to community of interest than other criteria. Where unit placement of a classification not disputed EERB will accept the agreed-upon placement so long as it is not inconsistent with a clear and specific mandate of the unit-criteria provisions.