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Update Regarding MEA’s PERB Challenge to Prop. B and MEA Website Updates

Update Regarding MEA’s PERB Challenge to Proposition B

As you know, in July the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) held a hearing on MEA’s Unfair Practice Charge (UPC) challenging the City’s failure to meet and confer with MEA over the Comprehensive Pension Reform (CPR) ballot initiative (Proposition B).  Based on Mayor Sanders’ entire course of conduct with regard to Proposition B, the thrust of MEA’s UPC is that it is the City’s initiative (not a bona fide “citizens’ initiative”), and therefore required negotiations with recognized employee organizations before being placed on the ballot.  The evidence presented at the hearing in July—including the direct testimony of Mayor Sanders—overwhelmingly supported MEA’s allegations, and now we await the ruling from PERB’s Administrative Law Judge on our UPC.  The ruling is expected to be issued in December.

In the meantime, MEA counsel Ann smith has filed a post-hearing brief and a reply brief responding to the City’s arguments.  Both documents are attached.  They are long but they are worth the time to read if you have an appetite for legal filings and are interested in the details of the case!

MEA Website Updates

MEA’s website contains information that sometimes is not appropriate to be e-blasted over the City’s email system, including information regarding City elections and volunteer opportunities.  If you are interested in such information, please remember to periodically check MEA’s website from your personal computer and on your personal time for updates and information on these subjects.

As always, if you have questions or need additional information on any subject, don’t hesitate to call MEA at 619-264-6632.

MEA PERB Post Hearing Brief
MEA PERB Reply Brief