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

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300.04000 – Individual/Concerted/Activities/Self-Representation

Employee complaints impacting employees generally are considered protected activity; a “malpractice report” to various city officials alerting them to negative working conditions, including quantity of workload and failure to comply with overtime requirements, addressed matters of interest to other employees in the bargaining unit, and therefore entailed protected activity; on the other hand, a “malpractice report” in which charging party complained about the misuse of public funds at a staff party was devoid of facts demonstrating a collective employment-related concern shared by other bargaining unit members, and therefore did not entail protected activity.