EMPLOYER ADOPTION/ENFORCEMENT OF UNREASONABLE RULE – In General
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750.01000 – In General
County unreasonably applied its local unit modification rules to deny petitions to add unrepresented per diem employees to existing bargaining units. It was unreasonable for the county to require a showing of majority support among the employees to be added when: (1) the local rules did not contain a support requirement for unit modification; and (2) no principle of labor law requires a showing of majority support any time unrepresented employees are added to an existing unit. The County also unreasonably applied its rules when it denied the union’s modified petitions as untimely; the County’s interpretation of the applicable local rule would prevent a petitioner from correcting procedural deficiencies if the petition is denied near or after the end of the “window period” for filing.