Decision 1304S – California State Employees Association (Hutchinson/Laosantos)

SF-CO-35-S

Decision Date: December 11, 1998

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 23
Perc Index: 30028

Decision Headnotes

202.00000 – PARTIES; DEFINITIONS; EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS
202.01000 – In General; Statutory Definition

In cases where amended charge alleges that illegal competing organization or individuals acting outside the scope of their authority as agents of the union have committed unfair practices against the chraging parties, such allegations are subject to dismissal because they do not on their face allege unlawful conduct by the respondent; p. 2, dismissal letter.

800.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DUTY OF FAIR REPRESENTATION
800.04000 – Scope of Duty; Internal Union Affairs

The statutes administered by PERB provide employees with no protected rights in the organization or operation of their exclusive representative unless the internal activities of the employee organization have an impact on the employer-employee relationship; p. 4. PERB has traditionally refrained from reviewing the internal affairs of unions; p. 3, partial warning letter. The Board has intervened in the internal affairs of a union when alleged retaliation against the members for their union participation went beyond solely internal union activities or relations and impacted the employment relationship; p. 5. In this case, the general allegations of abuse and coercion of members including costliness of current bargaining strategy, systematic emotional abuse of dissidents, writing slanderous articles and including costliness of current bargaining strategy, systematic emotional abuse of dissidents, writing slanderous articles and relating to restrictions on employee's membership so these solely internal union activities or relations are not protected by the Dills Act; p. 7. The Board reviews internal union affairs to consider the reasonablenes of a union's membership restrictions or dismissals consistent with Dills Act section 3515.5; p. 5.

801.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES;RESTRAINT, COERCION, INTERFERENCE OR DISCRIMINATION
801.01000 – In General

The Board has intervened in the internal affairs of a union when alleged retaliation against the members for their union participation went beyond solely internal union activities or relations and impacted the employment relationship; p. 5.

806.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES; DEFENSES
806.02000 – Internal Union Procedures

The statutes administered by PERB provide employees with no protected rights in the organization or operation of their exclusive representative unless the internal activities of the employee organization have an impact on the employer-employee relationship; p. 4.