Decision 1715M – County of Riverside
Decision Date: November 30, 2004
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Description: Union alleged bad faith surface bargaining by county.
Disposition: No bad faith bargaining by county where totality of circumstances indicated no surface bargaining occurred.
Perc Vol: 29
Perc Index: 21
606.01000 – In General
No evidence that the County intended to subvert the process with obstructionist conduct. The Board held that some bad judgment and miscommunication did not rise to the level of bad faith or surface bargaining based on totality of conduct. Just because negotiations are not productive at certain points of time does not mean they are in bad faith.