REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – Bargaining/Representation History
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1309.02000 – Bargaining/Representation History
Although a stable negotiating relationship will not be lightly disturbed, the Sweetwater preference governs a severance inquiry just as it does an initial unit determination. Thus, in the absence of factors showing an existing two-year-old comprehensive unit to be more appropriate, a severance creating a new operations-support unit will be granted.