Decision 1769E – American Federation of Teachers Local 1521 (Paige)
Decision Date: June 10, 2005
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 29
Perc Index: 139
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
AFT’s conduct was not arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith because it explained to Paige its reasons for refusing to pursue the grievance to arbitration. A union may withdraw a grievance if it determines the grievance lacks merit.
1107.20000 – Other
Paige did not demonstrate good cause for presenting new charge allegations and new supporting evidence on appeal. The appeal did not meet the specificity requirements of PERB Regulation 32635(a)(1).
1400.03000 – Union Responsibility
Individuals alleged by Paige (administrators, evaluators and campus police officers) to have harassed him are not agents of AFT and thus their conduct cannot be attributable to AFT.
1503.02000 – Regulations Considered (By Number)
The appeal did not meet the specificity requirements of PERB Regulation 32635(a)(1).