Decision 0995S – State of California (Department of Personnel Administration) (California State Employees Association)

S-CE-522-S

Decision Date: May 10, 1993

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 17
Perc Index: 24091

Decision Headnotes

401.00000 – EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION, EMPLOYER CONDUCT AFFECTING ORGANIZING, UNION ACCESS; SOLICITATION, AND OTHER UNION RIGHTS
401.10000 – Released Time

The unambiguous terms of the parties' ground rules lead to the conclusion that the state has agreed to released time only for negotiating sessions; p. 7. Temporarily authorizing a higher level of released time than that required by the negotiated ground rules does not create an obligation to continue to do so indefinitely; p. 8. Union's bargaining team received reasonable released time because it was far in excess of that received in previous negotiations or in accordance with, and in excess of, the ground rules which it negotiated with the state; p. 9.

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.03000 – Contract Repudiation or Breach

Ground rule agreements represent a contractual obligation for purposes of determining whether a unilateral change from them constitutes a violation; p. 6. The unambiguous terms of the parties' ground rules lead to the conclusion that the state has agreed to released time only for negotiating sessions; p. 7. Temporarily authorizing a higher level of released time than that required by the negotiated ground rules does not create an obligation to continue to do so indefinitely; p. 8.

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.06000 – Change in Past Practice

Temporarily authorizing a higher level of released time than that required by the negotiated ground rules does not create an obligation to continue to do so indefinitely; p. 8.