REPRESENTATION ISSUES; SEVERANCE – Severance (PUC Transit District Units)

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1308.02000 – Severance (PUC Transit District Units)

A recent change in the bargaining representative does not necessarily destabilize the existing relationship between the bargaining unit and employer. There must be some showing that the decertification resulted not from a generalized dissatisfaction with the incumbent union, but from dissatisfaction among the skilled craft employees specifically. (p. 27.) The evidence did not show that the incumbent unions failed to adequately represent the petitioned-for employees’ interests—both advocated for their interests in bargaining sessions. And the failure to achieve a bargaining goal on behalf of certain employees does not mean the union failed to adequately represent them. (pp. 27-28.)