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The County Superintendent recognizes the right of public school employees to form bargaining units, select an employee organization as the exclusive representative of their unit, and be represented by that organization in their employment relationship with LACOE. The County Superintendent is committed to negotiating in good faith with the employee organizations and respecting the rights of employees and employee organizations.

(cf. 4141/4241 - Collective Bargaining Agreement)

(cf. 4143/4243 - Negotiations/Consultation)

The County Superintendent or designee shall negotiate only with the exclusive representative of each bargaining unit. (Government Code 3543.3)

Certificated and classified employees shall not be included in the same bargaining unit. (Government Code 3545)

LACOE shall not dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of any employee organization or contribute financial or other support to it. (Government Code 3543.5)

Neither LACOE nor the employee organization shall impose or threaten to impose reprisals on employees, discriminate or threaten to discriminate against employees, or otherwise interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees because of their membership or nonmembership in an employee organization. (Government Code 3543.5, 3543.6)

(cf. 4119.1/4219.1/4319.1 - Civil and Legal Rights)

Management and Supervisory Employees

Employees serving in a management, senior management, or confidential position shall not be represented by an exclusive representative. Such employees may represent themselves individually or may be represented by an employee organization whose membership is composed entirely of employees designated as holding those positions, but that organization shall not meet and negotiate with LACOE. (Government Code 3543.4)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

45060-45061.5 Deduction of fees from salary or wage payment, certificated employees

45168 Deduction of fees from salary or wage payment, classified employees

45220-45320 Merit system, classified employees

GOVERNMENT CODE

3540-3549.3 Educational Employment Relations Act

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

33015-33490 Recognition of exclusive representative; proceedings

33700-33710 Severance of established unit

34020 Petition to rescind organizational security arrangement

34055 Reinstatement of organizational security arrangement

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Collective Bargaining DVD-ROM

Maximizing School Board Governance: Collective Bargaining

Before the Strike: Planning Ahead in Difficult Negotiations, 1996

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Federation of Teachers: http://www.cft.org

California School Employees Association: http://www.csea.com

California Teachers Association: http://www.cta.org

Public Employment Relations Board: http://www.perb.ca.gov

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: March 15, 2013 Downey, California