Decision 0449H – Regents of the University of California (California State Employees Association)
Decision Date: December 4, 1984
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 9
Perc Index: 16014
1105.14000 – Witnesses: Credibility, Cross Examination and Impeachment; Pretrial Statements
Demeanor; selective memory on cross examination; evasive, exaggerated, inconsistent testimony, inherently unbelievable testimony.
408.03000 – Investigatory Interviews
Violation found where employee denied right to union representation during an audit of duties conducted as a result of reclassification request.
300.15000 – Speech
Criticism of a supervisor on employment-related subjects is protected when its purpose is to advance the employees' interests in working conditions.
300.05000 – Grievances
Representation by non-exclusive representative during the filing of grievances, and in the absence of an exclusive representative, is protected conduct.
300.04000 – Individual/Concerted/Activities/Self-Representation
Employee complaints about wage inequities, undertaken with two other employees, are protected despite the absence of an exclusive representative or a negotiated agreement. Individual employee complaints, filed alone, about wage inequities also protected because complainant acted with the knowledge and implied authority of other employees.