Decision 1850E – California Teachers Association and Oakland Education Association (Welch)
Decision Date: August 17, 2006
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 30
Perc Index: 152
202.02000 – Exclusive Representatives
California Teachers Association has not been designated as the exclusive representative of the District’s certificated employees and while it may affiliate with Oakland Education Association, it is not the exclusive representative.
800.01000 – In General; Prima Facie Case
California Teachers Association, a statewide organization is not the exclusive representative and does not owe employees a duty of fair representation.
800.02000 – Grievance Handling/Contract Administration
Union's decision to refer Welch’s case to the California Teachers Association to file a lawsuit on her behalf rather than take her grievance to arbitration did not violate the duty of fair representation.