Decision 2732E – United Teachers Los Angeles (Verceles)
Decision Date: June 11, 2020
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: Charging party Junnie Verceles (Verceles) appealed the dismissal of his amended unfair practice charge against United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA). The amended charge alleged that UTLA breached its duty of fair representation by various conduct, including failing to pursue a grievance filed on Verceles’ behalf in October 2017 and failing to hold a related grievance/appeal meeting. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) dismissed the amended charge for failing to state a prima facie case. OGC found that Verceles failed to allege sufficient facts to show that the charge was timely filed. OGC further noted that the charge failed to allege facts that, if proven, would show UTLA’ s alleged failure to pursue grievances on Verceles’ behalf was arbitrary, discriminatory, or in bad faith.
Disposition: The Board affirmed OGC’s dismissal of the amended charge, finding no reason to grant Verceles’ appeal.