PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS – Employer-Created Organizations
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202.08000 – Employer-Created Organizations
Employer illegally bypassed the union when it conducted a Focus Group with bargaining unit employees for the purpose of developing changes to shift bid procedures, surveying bargaining unit employees on their preferences for proposed changes to bidding procedures, and making recommendations to management regarding changes to bid procedures. The ALJ properly distinguished prior PERB case law that found there was no violation where the employer and union specifically negotiated an agreement that bargaining would be held if the employer intended to make any changes based on recommendations from the working group.