EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH (FOR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION, SEC 1000) – In General, Per Se and Totality of Conduct; Prima Facie Case

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601.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH (FOR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION, SEC 1000)
601.01000 – In General, Per Se and Totality of Conduct; Prima Facie Case

If an employer wishes to change terms or conditions of employment for represented employees, it must provide the employees’ union with adequate notice and opportunity to bargain before making its decision, and the employer must then bargain in good faith upon request. (The Accelerated Schools (2023) PERB Decision No. 2855, p. 13.) Even if the decision falls outside the scope of bargaining, the employer must provide adequate notice and opportunity to bargain in good faith over the implementation and effects of that decision, to the extent such implementation and effects are reasonably likely to impact represented employees. (International Assn. of Fire Fighters, Local 188, AFL-CIO v. Public Employment Relations Bd. (2011) 51 Cal.4th 259, 265 & 276; County of Santa Clara (2013) PERB Decision No. 2321-M, pp. 8, 23-24; County of Santa Clara (2019) PERB Decision No. 2680-M, p. 12.) (p. 10.)