Decision 1888E – United Teachers of Los Angeles (Okereke)
Decision Date: February 27, 2007
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Description: The charge alleged that the United Teachers of Los Angeles violated EERA by breaching its duty of fair representation when it failed to file grievances and adequately represent him when he received an “Inadequate Service Report.”
Disposition: The Board upheld the dismissal because charging party failed to establish that the United Teachers of Los Angeles conduct was arbitrary, discriminatory or bad faith.
Perc Vol: 31
Perc Index: 70
404.01000 – In General
Charging party failed to demonstrate a prima facie case of interference where the University removed notices that were placed in an area beyond the bargained for area.
800.01000 – In General; Prima Facie Case
In order to state a prima facie violation under EERA, charging party must show that the respondent’s conduct was arbitrary, discriminatory or in bad faith.
800.05000 – Mode or Adequacy of Representation/Advocacy
Respondent did not violate its duty of fair representation when it was unable to persuade the Los Angeles Unified School District to remove an inadequate service report from charging party’s personnel file.