Decision 1098E – Pasadena Community College District

LA-CE-3271

Decision Date: May 3, 1995

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 19
Perc Index: 26089

Decision Headnotes

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.01000 – In General

It is axiomatic that the bargaining obligation of a public school employer extends only to the positions within the bargaining unit; p. 9, proposed dec. For a unilateral change to be in violation of the obligation to bargain, it must have "a generalized effect or continuing impact upon the terms and conditions of employment of bargaining unit members;" p. 9, proposed dec.

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.05000 – Impact and Extent

It is axiomatic that the bargaining obligation of a public school employer extends only to the positions within the bargaining unit; p. 9, proposed dec. For a unilateral change to be in violation of the obligation to bargain, it must have "a generalized effect or continuing impact upon the terms and conditions of employment of bargaining unit members;" p. 9, proposed dec.

608.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; DEFENSES
608.04000 – Non-Bargaining Unit Employees; Inappropriate Bargaining Unit

A unit description that includes "[a]ll certificated personnel paid on an hourly basis" means, obviously, all instructors, paid on an hourly basis, who must have a credential to perform their duties. What is critical is not that the individual holds a credential but that a credential is required for the particular duties that the individual performs; p. 12, proposed dec.

1105.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; EVIDENCE
1105.03000 – Burden of Proof; Weight of Evidence; Presumptions and Inferences; Affirmative Defenses

The burden of proof for showing a change in the past practice is that of the charging party; p. 14, proposed dec.

1309.00000 – REPRESENTATION ISSUES; UNIT DETERMINATION/CRITERIA (SEE ALSO WHO IS AN EMPLOYEE?, SECTION 200)
1309.01000 – In General/Definition of Appropriate Unit

The language "all certificated employees excluding those excluded by law" was clearly intended to describe a comprehensive unit. The employer's recognition of the union as "the representative agent for certificated employees, excluding those designated as management, supervisory, and confidential employees" described a unit "which includes all certificated teachers;" pp. 11-12, proposed dec. A unit description that includes "[a]ll certificated personnel paid on an hourly basis" means, obviously, all instructors, paid on an hourly basis, who must have a credential to perform their duties. What is critical is not that the individual holds a credential but that a credential is required for the particular duties that the individual performs; p. 12, proposed dec.