Decision 2316M – County of Yolo

SA-CE-704-M

Decision Date: April 23, 2013

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Decision Headnotes

700.00000 – EMPLOYER DOMINATION OR ASSISTANCE; DOMINATION OF OR ASSISTANCE TO LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
700.01000 – In General

The respondent public agency violated its local rules in its handling of a petition for unit modification, recognition and decertification filed on behalf of peace officers who no longer wished to remain in a mixed unit when the public agency added those classifications to an existing bargaining unit of investigators rather than recognizing the petitioned-for peace officer only unit; in determining the appropriate remedy in any particular case, the Board is neither bound by nor limited to the remedy requested by the charging party; the Board rejected the remedy sought by the charging party, the exclusive representative of the mixed unit, to return those peace officer classifications to the mixed unit because peace officers have a statutory right under MMBA section 3508, subdivision (1) to a separate unit.