Decision 2434E – Anaheim Union High School District
LA-CO-1451-E and LA-CE-5535-E
Decision Date: June 19, 2015
Decision Type: PERB Decision
Perc Vol: 40
Perc Index: 9
605.01000 – Outright Refusal to Bargain
The employer’s refusal to meet with the exclusive representative’s bargaining team so long as it included a team member undergoing disciplinary proceedings was a per se violation of the employer’s duty to negotiate in good faith; EERA gives the parties the right to appoint their own negotiators and forbids either side from dictating who their opposing representatives may be; the determinative issue is whether the presence of the subject representative would create such an atmosphere of ill will as to render good faith bargaining impossible; the proffering of a representative’s voluminous disciplinary record and lengthy disciplinary proceedings is insufficient to meet that bar.