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AB-1926 University of California: employees: collective bargaining agreements. (2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/15/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1926


Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez

January 15, 2020


An act to add Section 3571.4 to the Government Code, relating to the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1926, as introduced, Gonzalez. University of California: employees: collective bargaining agreements.
The California Constitution provides that the University of California constitutes a public trust administered by the Regents of the University of California, a corporation in the form of a board, with full powers of organization and government, subject to legislative control only for specified purposes. Existing law, known as the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, contains provisions relating to employer-employee relations between the state and the employees of state institutions of higher education, including the University of California.
This bill would make it unlawful for the regents or any other person or entity representing the University of California to demand or insist that employees of the university or the exclusive representative of those employees waive the right to petition the government, or the voters pursuant to the initiative power, for redress of grievances as part of a collective bargaining agreement, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3571.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

3571.4.
 Employees of the University of California and their exclusive representative have the protected right to petition the government, or the voters pursuant to Section 8 of Article II of the California Constitution, for redress of grievances by advocating for changes in the law. It is unlawful for the Regents of the University of California or any other person or entity representing the University of California to demand or insist upon any waiver of these rights as part of a collective bargaining agreement. This section shall apply retroactively to January 1, 2020, and shall be effective at all times after that date.