UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DEFENSES – Contract Ratification by Unit Membership
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806.07000 – Contract Ratification by Unit Membership
PERB does not require a contract ratification vote or prescribe the particular form of access for employees to communicate their views but the exclusive representative violates the duty of fair representation where it provides no notice of a modification of the collective bargaining agreement and conceals from employees a side letter that substantially affects employee seniority rights.