REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – Community of Interest
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1309.03000 – Community of Interest
Unlike other PERB-enforced statutes, the MMBA does not specify criteria for resolving unit determination disputes. In deciding whether a proposed bargaining unit is an appropriate unit under the MMBA, courts have considered criteria similar to those contained in other collective bargaining statutes, including but not limited to the following: community of interest among the employees at issue, history of representation, and the general field of work.