UNFAIR PRACTICE ISSUES; PROTECTED ACTIVITIES – Individual/Concerted/Activities/Self-Representation

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300.04000 – Individual/Concerted/Activities/Self-Representation

Charging party failed to provide any details concerning the activities of a “faculty advisory committee” (FAC) that would permit the Board to determine that the FAC has a “representational purpose” so as to constitute an employee organization within the meaning of EERA section 3540.1(d). However, charging party’s complaints to her supervisor about after-hours bathroom and facility access and safety issues related to student discipline were protected activity under EERA’s protected right of self-representation. Therefore, even if charging party was not acting in her union capacity, her complaints constituted protected acts of self-representation.