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on Dec 11, 2013
Congratulations to our Mayor for a fine showing last night!
Today's Post reported that City Attorney Bill McClure told the council that it had an obligation to approve the raises under the state's open meeting law, known as the Brown Act, if the contract aligned with the direction council members gave in closed session to their negotiators. He said delaying or voting down the contract would be seen by the union as bargaining in bad faith.
This sounds similar to what happened with the fire board six years ago. Hopefully Peter Carpenter can shed some light on what happens when the contract goes to the PERB, how much money that can cost the tax payers, and how this process is supposed to work.
"Peter Carpenter can shed some light on what happens when the contract goes to the PERB, how much money that can cost the tax payers, and how this process is supposed to work."
The ONLY remedy that PERB can impose is to require the parties to negotiate in good faith. PERB cannot order any particular outcome for a labor agreement.
What was bad faith here is giving closed door direction to the staff and then saying that the council had no authority to say no. Even the agreement itself states " after "approval by City Council". The public's business is meant to be done in public!!!
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