The Board and its Duties

The Public Employment Relations Board itself is composed of up to five members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the State Senate. Board members are appointed to five-year terms, with the term of one member expiring at the end of each calendar year. In addition to the overall responsibility for administering the statutes under its jurisdiction, the Board itself acts as an appellate body to hear challenges to proposed decisions that are issued by PERB staff. Decisions of the Board itself may be appealed under certain circumstances, and then only to the state appellate courts. The Board, through its actions and those of its staff, is empowered to:

  • conduct secret ballot elections to determine whether or not
    employees wish to have an employee organization exclusively represent them in
    their labor relations with their employer;
  • prevent and remedy unfair labor practices and interpret and
    protect the rights and responsibilities of employers, employees and employee
    organizations under the Acts;
  • bring action in a court of competent jurisdiction to enforce
    PERB’s decisions and rulings;
  • take such other action as the Board deems necessary to
    effectuate the purposes of the Acts it administers.


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