Decision 2181M – County of Santa Barbara
Decision Date: May 26, 2011
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Description: The Board upheld the dismissal of an unfair practice charge in which the charging party alleged County violated the MMBA by retaliating against her for exercising her protected rights to seek support for an employee organization.
Disposition: The Board held the charging party lacked standing before PERB because she was currently employed in a County position designated as a management classification. In addition, the Board held the mis-designation of her position should have been challenged under the unit modification procedures contained in the County’s Employer-Employee Relations Policy and not under PERB’s unfair practice procedures.
Perc Vol: 35
Perc Index: 85