PERB: OPERATION, JURISDICTION, AUTHORITY; SCOPE OF PERB JURISDICTION – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
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102.01000 – In General/Exclusive Initial Jurisdiction-Deferral to Arbitration; Deference by Reviewing Courts
PERB is authorized to administer the MMBA through the factfinding process, not merely through unfair practice proceedings. PERB's authority to appoint a factfinding panel derives from MMBA section 3505.4, and is not predicated on an alleged violation of the MMBA. Neither the administrative determination ordering the parties to factfinding nor a ruling by the Board itself on the City’s appeal of the administrative determination is an advisory opinion.