Decision 2656M – Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

LA-CE-1206-E

Decision Date: July 11, 2019

Decision Type: PERB Decision

Description: An administrative law judge issued a proposed decision dismissing complaint and underlying unfair practice charge which alleged that a sanitation district violated MMBA sections 3505 and 3506.5, subdivision (c), by unilaterally withholding an annual cost-of-living salary increase without satisfying its obligation to meet and confer with the exclusive representative over the decision.  Union excepted to the proposed decision.

 Disposition:  While union’s exceptions were pending before the Board, Board notified that parties had settled the instant dispute.  Union requested that it be permitted to withdraw its exceptions and that no further action be taken in the case.  Board found withdrawal of Union’s exceptions and request that no further action be taken in the case pursuant to a settlement agreement between the parties to be consistent with the MMBA’s purpose of promoting harmonious labor relations, and granted request.

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Decision Headnotes

1107.00000 – CASE PROCESSING PROCEDURES;PROCEDURES BEFORE THE BOARD
1107.15000 – Withdrawal of Appeal; Request that Decision be Vacated

As part of the Board’s authority to take any action in a pending case that the Board deems necessary to discharge its duties and effectuate the purposes of the labor relations laws that PERB enforces, the Board has discretion to grant or deny requests to withdraw and dismiss cases pending before the Board itself. (EERA, § 3541.3, subds. (i) and (n); MMBA, § 3509, subd. (a); City of Santa Rosa (Fire Department) (2019) PERB Decision No. 2653-M, p. 2.) Board found withdrawal of the union’s exceptions and request that no further action be taken in the case pursuant to a settlement agreement between the parties to be consistent with the MMBA’s purpose of promoting harmonious labor relations and granted requests. Matter closed and compliance deemed complete.