Decision 2490M – County of San Joaquin

SA-CE-804-M

Decision Date: June 30, 2016

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 41
Perc Index: 29

Decision Headnotes

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.01000 – In General

Charging party failed to prove its prima facie case that public employer unilaterally eliminated an established practice of providing flexible schedules for bargaining-unit employees with child care responsibilities, where evidence failed to show that practice was known to and condoned by any manager besides a low-level supervisor who admittedly acted outside her authority when approving schedule changes.

602.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION)
602.06000 – Change in Past Practice

Charging party failed to prove its prima facie case that public employer unilaterally eliminated an established practice of providing flexible schedules for bargaining-unit employees with child care responsibilities, where evidence failed to show that practice was known to and condoned by any manager besides a low-level supervisor who admittedly acted outside her authority when approving schedule changes. Board declined to disturb ALJ’s credibility determinations to resolve conflicting evidence on whether the employer’s managers were aware of an alleged practice of permitting flexible schedules for employees with childcare responsibilities where evidence in the record as a whole supported ALJ’s factual findings and credibility determinations.

604.00000 – EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION
604.01000 – In General

Board affirmed and adopted dismissal of allegation that employer failed to provide necessary and relevant information where record contained no evidence on whether the employer provided the requested information.

1105.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES; EVIDENCE
1105.03000 – Burden of Proof; Weight of Evidence; Presumptions and Inferences; Affirmative Defenses

Board declined to disturb ALJ’s credibility determinations to resolve conflicting evidence on whether the employer’s managers were aware of an alleged practice of permitting flexible schedules for employees with childcare responsibilities where evidence in the record as a whole supported ALJ’s factual findings and credibility determinations.

1107.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES;PROCEDURES BEFORE THE BOARD
1107.02000 – Weight Given to ALJ’s Proposed Decision: Findings, Conclusions, Credibility Resolutions

Board declined to disturb ALJ’s credibility determinations to resolve conflicting evidence on whether the employer’s managers were aware of an alleged practice of permitting flexible schedules for employees with childcare responsibilities where evidence in the record as a whole supported ALJ’s factual findings and credibility determinations.