EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – In General
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602.01000 – In General
Under section 3519(c), the State is obligated to meet and negotiate in good faith with a recognized representative about matters within the scope of representation. This section precludes an employer from making changes in the status quo without giving notice of its action to the appropriate exclusive representative. (Anaheim City School District (1983) PERB Decision No. 364; Pittsburg Unified School District (1982) PERB Decision No. 199.) In addition, such change must have a generalized effect or continuing impact on terms and conditions of employment. (Grant.) The issues in this case concern payment of wages in relationship to hours. Accordingly, the matter is within the scope of representation. (Jefferson School District (1980) PERB Decision No. 133, pp. 57-58.) Derivative (a) and (b) violations appropriate in unilateral change of process for releasing union stewards to represent employees.