REPRESENTATION ISSUES; CERTIFICATION/VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION – Request for Recognition
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1300.02000 – Request for Recognition
While the doctrine of res judicata is not applicable and therefore does not bind the parties to the earlier holding, the Board previous unit determination decision is certainly persuasive and entitled to great weight; p. 8, proposed dec. Previous unit determinations are binding only to the extent that circumstances and Board precedent remain the same; p. 8, proposed dec. In order to rebut the presumption of a systemwide unit, the petitioner must demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that a systemwide unit is inconsistent with the statutory unit criteria or the purposes of the HEERA; p. 9, proposed dec.