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SB-285 Public employers: union organizing.(2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 27, 2017


 Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 3550) is added to Division 4 of Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  11. Prohibition on Public Employers Deterring or Discouraging Union Membership.
 A public employer shall not deter or discourage public employees from becoming or remaining members of an employee organization.
 The Public Employment Relations Board shall have jurisdiction over violations of this chapter. The powers and duties of the board described in Section 3541.3 shall apply, as appropriate, to this chapter.
 For the purpose of this chapter:
(a) “Employee organization” means an employee organization within the meaning of the provisions listed in subdivision (c).
(b) “Public employee” means an employee granted rights by the provisions listed in subdivision (c).
(c) “Public employer” means any employer subject to Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 3500), Chapter 10.3 (commencing with Section 3512), Chapter 10.7 (commencing with Section 3540), or Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 3560) of Division 4 of Title 1, Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 71600) or Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 71800) of Title 8 of this code, or Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 99560) of Part 11 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, or Section 12302.25 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.