EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – Impact and Extent
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602.05000 – Impact and Extent
* * * OVERRULED IN PART ON OTHER GROUNDS by State of California (Department of Agriculture) (2002) PERB Decision No. 1473-S. * * *
District had no duty to provide the exclusive representative of certificated unit notice and an opportunity to negotiate possible effects of decision to reduce hours of members of the classified unit (instructional aides funded through the School Improvement Program ("SIP")). SIP aides were there to provide individualized instruction to students, not to function as personal assistants to teachers. Any diminishing of teachers' preparation time as result of reduction of aide time was, at best, a fortuitous side effect of misuse of the program. Increase in prep time may have resulted from factors other than decrease in aide time. Reduction in SIP aide time would only have an indirect and speculative impact on teachers workday.