Decision A315E – Salinas Union High School District
Decision Date: June 6, 2002
Decision Type: Administrative Appeal
Perc Vol: 26
Perc Index: 33075
101.03000 – NLRA/LMRDA Precedent
Based on fundamental differences between the NLRA and EERA, the Board declines to apply NLRB unit clarification precedent, which would bar the granting of a unit modification without an election, to PERB unit modification proceedings. Under the NLRA, only an election determines the union’s majority status, it cannot be determined through the NLRB’s administratively required showing of interest whereas under the EERA, the statute itself calls for representation petitions to be supported by majority support and PERB regulations specifically contemplate the Board’s discretion to conduct an election or grant a petition without an election.
1306.01000 – In General; Requirements
Where authorization cards contain plainly stated information that meets PERB’s proof of support requirements, assertion that employees signing cards may not have understood the significance of the authorization cards is without merit even though it is possible that the authorization cards alone could leave less than an absolute certainty regarding the desire of employees.
1310.01000 – In General
Proof of majority support indicated by authorization cards is sufficient to certify the new unit through a unit modification proceeding without an election where requisite community of interest is not contested and balancing the equities dictates such a conclusion despite the employer contesting majority support and requesting an election.