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AB-2126 Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: mediation.(2013-2014)

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Bill Status
AB-2126
Bonta (A)
Beall (S)
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Meyers-Milias-Brown Act: mediation.
03/23/14
An act to amend Sections 3505.2 and 3505.4 of the Government Code, relating to public employment.
Assembly
09/04/14
05/23/14

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/14 Vetoed by Governor.
09/10/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
08/28/14 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/28/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 10. Page 4933.).
08/18/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2126 without my signature.

This bill would amend the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act to provide that mediation in the collective bargaining process may be invoked by one party, rather than requiring both parties to mutually declare impasse and request mediation as required under current law. The bill would also specify that fact finding is not limited to disputes over a new memorandum of understanding but also applies when negotiations reach impasse over issues within the life of the contract.

This measure is premature because a key issue it raises is currently pending before two separate courts of appeal. I would like to get the benefit of the courts' reasoning before I take any action on a bill of this type.

I would note, however, based on my experience as Mayor of Oakland, that the negotiating process between labor and management under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act seems extraordinarily robust and extensive.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.