Decision 0914E – United Teachers of Los Angeles (Keskey)
Decision Date: December 13, 1991
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 16
Perc Index: 23010
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Mere negligence or poor judgment in the handling of a grievance does not establish a violation of the duty of fair representation, nor do differences in grievance-handling tactics, or differing interpretations of the collective bargaining agreement; p. 11, proposed dec.
1107.02000 – Weight Given to ALJ’s Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions
Board generally gives deference to ALJ's credibility determinations since they witness the live testimony and are in a much better position to accurately make such determinations; pp. 4-5. When there is no basis for overturning the ALJ's credibility determnations, Board must defer to the ALJ's findings which incorporate such determinations; p. 4.