REPRESENTATION ISSUES; DECERTIFICATION – In General; Filing Requirements
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1302.01000 – In General; Filing Requirements
Where, as here, the local rule that purports to establish the timing for the filing of a decertification petition is directly contrary to the MMBA, PERB has no choice but to replace the illegal rule with its own regulation on that subject. When the provision of the employer’s employment relations policy (ERP) that conflicts with MMBA section 3507 is excised, leaving the ERP with no regulation establishing a certification bar as required by MMBA section 3507 and no rule dictating when decertification petitions can be filed, PERB may substitute its Regulation 61200, Bar to Conducting Election, which contains both the contract bar and certification bar doctrine, as well as a filing “window period” if there is an MOU in effect with a term of three years or less.