EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain

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602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.02000 – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain

Even assuming for the sake of argument that the new assignment procedures were no more than effects of a decision involving a non-mandatory topic of bargaining, there is no tenable argument that the District 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.) Indeed, even if the first element were satisfied, the District did not show that it provided advance notice, much less with sufficient time to allow meaningful pre-implementation negotiations. The District therefore cannot establish the second and third Compton elements. (p. 17, fn. 12.)