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AB-2017 Public employers: employee organizations.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/05/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2017


Introduced by Assembly Member Chiu

February 05, 2018


An act to amend Section 3550 of the Government Code, relating to public employees.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2017, as introduced, Chiu. Public employers: employee organizations.
Existing law prohibits a public employer, as defined, from deterring or discouraging public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization. Under existing law, a public employer is defined, for these purposes, to include counties, cities, districts, the state, schools, transit districts, the University of California, and the California State University, among others. Existing law grants the Public Employment Relations Board jurisdiction over violations of these provisions.
This bill would additionally prohibit a public employer from deterring or discouraging prospective public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3550 of the Government Code is amended to read:

3550.
 A public employer shall not deter or discourage public employees or prospective public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization.