California Municipal Law Blog

New State Law Favoring Unions Takes Effect Following Supreme Court’s Janus Ruling

by on July 8, 2018

posted in Employment Law, Legislative Updates, Unions,

Governor Brown signed SB 866 into law after Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, 585 U. S. ____ (2018) was released by the Supreme Court on June 27, 2018.  SB 866 is an effort to give something back to the unions given that they lost agency fees when the Court in Janus declared those violative of the First Amendment and overturned Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209 (1977).  SB 866 applies to employers covered by PERB, including cities, special districts, and counties.  ... Continue Reading

tags: Abood Case, Janus v. American Federation, Unions,

State Legislation Requires Public Unions to Have Access to New Public Employees

by on October 23, 2017

posted in Employment Law, Unions,

If public employers have not already done so, all should be prepared to engage with exclusive representative organizations over employee orientation and providing employee personal contact information to those exclusive representatives in the immediate future. Assembly Bill 119 is in effect now, and provided recognized employee exclusive representative organizations access to employees during employee orientation and also requires that employers provide employee organizations with personal contact information for bargaining unit employees on a regular basis.  ... Continue Reading

tags: AB 119, Orientation, Public Employees, Unions,