REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT MODIFICATION – Accretion, Adding classification(s) to existing unit (PERB jurisdictions)

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1310.07000 – Accretion, Adding classification(s) to existing unit (PERB jurisdictions)

County’s local rules specified which employment characteristics are most important in assessing community of interest: “duties, qualifications, skills, and working conditions of employees.” In this respect, the County’s local rules track precedent by eschewing reliance on wages, benefits, just cause protection, and other employment terms typically established through bargaining and instead focusing on less changeable characteristics. (San Joaquin Regional Transit District (2019) PERB Decision No. 2650-P, p. 17, citing Santa Clara County Office of Education (1990) PERB Decision No. 839, p. 2 and adopting proposed decision at p. 12 [community of interest determination should not turn on differences in wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment that are primarily controlled by the employer and may be changed through collective bargaining].) (p. 12.)