EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; OTHER PER SE VIOLATIONS – Conditional Bargaining
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605.04000 – Conditional Bargaining; Piecemeal or Fragmented Bargaining
Unit modifications are non-mandatory subjects of bargaining whereas vacation schedules are mandatory subjects of bargaining. It is unlawful to negotiate to impasse a proposal that conditions agreement to a non-mandatory subject on acceptance of mandatory subjects. However, Local 21 has not stated facts demonstrating that the District bargained to impasse over this proposal. Under PERB Regulation 32615(a)(5), a charge must state a clear and concise statement of the facts. In addition, the District withdrew the proposal after Local 21 filed the charge, an action which was appropriate.