EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES – Free Speech
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409.06000 – Free Speech
No EERA violation when District distributed flyers to bargaining unit employees which stated that "the District started this process based upon the principles of Interest Based Bargaining" and that the District's flyer is "the most accurate characterization of [the Association's] actions," because PERB generally permits employers to communicate directly with employees, so long as the communication contains neither threat of reprisal or force, nor promise of benefit. During negotiations, an employer is obligated to present factually accurate information and may not engage in conduct to derogate the exclusive representative's authority; p. 4, warning letter; citations.