Decision 0077E – Peralta Community College District
Decision Date: November 17, 1978
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 2
Perc Index: 2214
1107.09000 – Retroactive Effect of Changes in Board Rulings
Reevaluation of sec. 3545 prospective only to avoid interfering with units already established under Belmont No. 7 or Petaluma No. 9; pp. 19-20.
1407.02000 – Amendments to Statute
Amendments affecting unrelated sections, or even reenactment of language will not be construed to approve or condone an administrative agency's prior erroneous interpretation of a statute; p. 13.
1407.01000 – General Principles
Purpose of statute presumed to be preserved; interpretation should not ascribe to Legislature the commission of a meaningless act; p. 8. Rejected bills have little value as evidence of legislative intent; p. 12.
1309.08000 – Classroom Teachers
Reading 3545(b) together with 3545(a) gives rise to the presumption that all teachers are to be placed in a single unit save where the criteria of the latter section cannot be met; the burden of proving the inappropriateness of a comprehensive teachers' unit is on those opposing it; p. 10.
1309.03000 – Community of Interest
Skills center teachers sufficiently lacking in community of interest to justify exclusion from overall certificated union, as interests of the two groups are sufficiently disparate that the negotiating process might be seriously impeded by internal disruption; pp. 15-19.