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 for higher education employer cannot be reviewed in isolation from one another. There is substantial interplay among the various criteria. Unit of physicians (Unit 1) is appropriate for the California State University based upon internal and occupational community of interest. Physicians have ethical and legal responsibilities which set them apart from other student health care employees. There is a potential for conflict if they are placed in the same unit as other health care workers who they direct. Unit of health care support employees (Unit 2) is appropriate for CSU even though it contains both professional and non-professional employees. Strong community of interest overcomes the rebuttable presumption that health care professionals in this unit should be placed in small separate units. presumption that health care professionals in this unit should be placed in small separate units. temporary instructors, are an occupational group that share a community of interest. All faculty members perform functionally related services and work toward established common goals. All types of faculty share classroom teaching as their primary function. Librarians and coaches share the community of interest and belong in the same unit as instructors. Unit of all academic support members (Unit 4) is appropriate for CSU. Among others, the unit contains student affairs officers and assistants and various classes of employees who deal with students. This unit is appropriate even though it contains both professional and non-professional employees. Strong community of interest overcomes the rebuttable presumption that professional employees should be in their own separate units. their own separate units.