EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH (FOR SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION, SEC 1000) – Decision vs Effects Bargaining

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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)
601.03000 – Decision vs Effects Bargaining

The Board rejected the District’s argument that it complied with Compton Community College District (1989) PERB Decision No. 720 (Compton), which allows an employer to implement its decision before completing effects negotiations if it can establish each of three elements: (1) the implementation date was based on an immutable deadline or an important managerial interest, such that a delay in implementation beyond the date chosen would effectively undermine the employer’s right to make the decision; (2) the employer gave sufficient advance notice of the decision and implementation date to allow for meaningful negotiations prior to implementation; and (3) the employer negotiated in good faith prior to and after implementation. (Id. at pp. 14-15.) Even assuming for the sake of argument that the District could satisfy the first element, the District did not show that it provided advance notice, much less with sufficient time to allow meaningful pre-implementation negotiations. The District therefore could not establish the second and third Compton elements. (pp. 20-21.)