Decision A298E – Fall River Joint Unified School District

SA-SV-146

Decision Date: October 7, 1999

Decision Type: PERB Decision

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Perc Vol: 23
Perc Index: 30179

Decision Headnotes

1301.00000 – REPRESENTATION ISSUES; CONTRACT BAR
1301.01000 – In General

PERB has held that an agreement must be in writing and signed, and contain substantial terms and conditions of employment in order to constitute a contract bar. A signed written agreement that incorporates all the provisions of the previous agreement and extends them which was signed before the end of the previous agreement's term does meet this test when there were no ground rules requiring unit or Board approval; p. 2, dismissal letter.

1301.00000 – REPRESENTATION ISSUES; CONTRACT BAR
1301.04000 – Window Period

The only time certain that employees can rely on to petition to change exclusive bargaining agents is the window period prior to expiration of an agreement. The petitioners missed that opportunity in this case; p. 2, dismissal letter.