Decision 1814S – CDF Firefighters (Pittman)

SA-CO-258-S

Decision Date: February 7, 2006

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 30
Perc Index: 58

Decision Headnotes

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

A charging party must specifically describe why an internal union procedure or its application is unreasonable. In this case, the charging party failed to do so. In discrimination charges filed against employee organizations based on internal union activity, the charge must demonstrate that the internal union conduct had an impact on employer-employee relations. In addition, the adverse action taken by the employee organization must have some impact on employer-employee relations. In this case, there was no impact on the employer-employee relations. The test under Dills Act section 3515.5 only applies to an employee who has been suspended or expelled from union membership.

801.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES;RESTRAINT, COERCION, INTERFERENCE OR DISCRIMINATION
801.03000 – Employee Right to Participate; Improper Discipline or Refusal to Admit to Membership

A charging party must specifically describe why an internal union procedure or its application is unreasonable. In this case, the charging party failed to do so. The test under Dills Act section 3515.5 only applies to an employee who has been suspended or expelled from union membership.

801.00000 – UNION UNFAIR PRACTICES;RESTRAINT, COERCION, INTERFERENCE OR DISCRIMINATION
801.04000 – Union Rules and Discipline in General; Union Dues and Fees; Fines, Assessments, Etc.

A charging party must specifically describe why an internal union procedure or its application is unreasonable. In this case, the charging party failed to do so. In discrimination charges filed against employee organizations based on internal union activity, the charge must demonstrate that the internal union conduct has an impact on employer-employee relations. In addition, the adverse action taken by the employee organization must have some impact on employer-employee relations. In this case, there was no impact on the employer-employee relations. The test under Dills Act section 3515.5 only applies to an employee who has been suspended or expelled from union membership.