PERB: OPERATION, JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY; SCOPE OF PERB JURISDICTION – Concurrent or Conflicting Jurisdiction with Other Agencies or Courts; Interpretation or Enforcement of Other Statutes
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102.02000 – Concurrent or Conflicting Jurisdiction with Other Agencies or Courts; Interpretation or Enforcement of Other Statutes
MMBA section 3509(e) denies PERB jurisdiction over “actions” to enforce an existing interest arbitration procedure, including questions regarding the extent or scope of the parties’ arbitration obligations. It does not divest the Board of jurisdiction to determine whether a public agency violated MMBA section 3507 by failing to consult in good faith before adopting rules and regulations concerning interest arbitration. The extent to which local regulation of employment matters as prescribed by the charter might be superseded by matters of statewide concern as set out in the MMBA is a matter properly decided in the first instance, by PERB.