Decision 2836E – United Teachers Los Angeles (Lukens)
Decision Date: October 11, 2022
Decision Type: PERB Decision (Non-Precedential)
Description: Charging Party Monique Lukens alleges that United Teachers Los Angeles breached its duty of fair representation under the Educational Employment Relations Act by conduct including: “burying” Lukens’ motions to UTLA membership; not enforcing her “no collection of DNA” motion; engaging in racial discrimination against Caucasians; supporting the District’s measures to defund school police; bargaining with the District over vaccine mandates, mask requirements, and other safety measures related to COVID-19; monitoring and/or silencing Lukens in the online member chat; failing to assist unit members assigned to online teaching with reasonable accommodations; and causing Lukens emotional distress and health complications. PERB’s Office of the General Counsel dismissed the allegations because they failed to state a prima facie case of a breach of the duty of fair representation or any other unfair practice. Lukens timely appealed the dismissal of the charge.
Disposition: In a non-precedential decision the Board affirmed the dismissal.
Perc Vol: 47
Perc Index: 70