EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION – In General

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604.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION
604.01000 – In General

An employer must normally provide an exclusive representative with all information that is necessary and relevant to its right to represent bargaining unit employees regarding mandatory subjects of bargaining. (Butte-Glenn Community College District (2022) PERB Decision No. 2834, p. 9 (Butte-Glenn); City and County of San Francisco (2020) PERB Decision No. 2698-M, p. 6; Contra Costa Community College District (2019) PERB Decision No. 2652, pp. 5, 16-17 (Contra Costa); Sacramento City Unified School District (2018) PERB Decision No. 2597, p. 8 (Sacramento).) This is a liberal, discovery-type standard akin to the standard California courts use to determine relevance, and, notably, “necessary” and “relevant” are interchangeable terms that do not have separate meanings. (Butte-Glenn, supra, p. 9; Contra Costa, supra, pp. 5-6; Sacramento, supra, p. 8.) (pp. 7-8.)