REPRESENTATION ISSUES; ELECTIONS – Blocking Charge
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1303.04000 – Blocking Charge
An election should continue to be stayed only if the employees' dissatisfaction with their representative is in all likelihood attributable to the employer's unfair practices rather than to the exclusive representative's failure to respond to and serve the needs of the employees it represents; p. 4. In order to preserve the employees' free choice in the matter of representation, the Board may delay a representation election when there is a substantial risk that its outcome will be affected by conduct that is alleged to be an unfair practice when that charge is still pending before the Board; p. 5. Unfair practice charge alleging that district superintendent's letter to employee group supporting decertification election constituted a blocking charge; p. 6, proposed dec. blocking charge; p. 6, proposed dec.