REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200) – Transit District Units
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1309.15000 – Transit District Units
Community of interest is determined by the totality of circumstances. (Monterey Peninsula Community College District (1978) PERB Decision No. 76, p. 13.) In determining whether a community of interest exists, we do not “go down a check list” of these factors but rather ascertain whether employees share a substantial mutual interest in matters subject to meeting and negotiating. (Ibid.) County bus system is an integrated system. Community of interest determination flows from multiple general and specific facts, including geographic location, contact, interchange, work proximity, and overlapping skills and duties between classification union sought to accrete into existing unit and historically included classification. Moreover, classification sought to be accreted and historically included classification report to the same immediate supervisor and supervision chain, receive at least some of the same training, perform the same primary function of assisting passengers in navigating the transit system, work in outdoor weather conditions, wear uniforms and must be familiar with the bus routes.