San Diego
Municipal Employees Association

MEA Files Unfair Practice Charge Against the City Re CPR Ballot Initiative

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Attached is MEA’s unfair practice charge with the State's Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) related to the proposed "Comprehensive Pension Reform” Initiative against the City of San Diego. MEA is asserting that the initiative is not merely a "citizen's" ballot initiative, but rather an initiative proposed and sponsored by Mayor Jerry Sanders, which effectively makes it a City-sponsored initiative that requires negotiations with the City's recognized bargaining units, including MEA, before being placed on the ballot. Since the City refused MEA's repeated demands to negotiate the terms of the ballot initiative, this complaint alleges that the City committed an unfair labor practice that demands that the initiative be stopped.