New Special Half-Day
Professional Development Workshop
Labor Relations in a Post-Janus World
August 1, 2018 (Wednesday)
(8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
San Mateo City Hall
330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403
This training location is accessible by public transportation via Caltrain and SamTrans. Limited parking options may be available; click here for additional details.
Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter Member – $99.00
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On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The Court held that an Illinois law requiring public employees to pay agency fees violates the First Amendment, and States, local public agencies and public sector unions may no longer require public employees to pay agency fees without their consent. Accordingly, neither an agency fee or any other payment to the union may be deducted from a nonmember’s wages, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to the payment and expressly waives their First Amendment rights. On the same day, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 866 ("SB 866") in response to the Court’s decision, which makes compliance with Janus even more complex for California public agency employers.
Join renowned labor and employment attorneys, Monna Radulovich and Christopher Boucher, as they walk you through the historical background of agency fees; previous court decisions in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, Chicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Local 1000; analysis of the Janus decision; what the Janus decision means for public sector employer and employees; potential issues and concerns, including First Amendment rights and 42 USC § 1983 claims; the California Legislature’s Response to Janus via the passage of Senate Bill 866; union certification of dues and indemnification; and meet-and-confer obligations with labor unions on replacement provisions related to union security clauses and impacts.
This comprehensive, half-day workshop is intended to provide a detailed review of issues related to public sector labor relations following the Janus decision, and includes the following topics:
- Mid-Year Legal Updates
- Janus v. AFSCME
- California Senate Bill 866
- Duty to Bargain Over Union Security / Fee Provisions
- Union Access to New Employee Orientation and Employee Personal Information (Gov’t Code § 3555 - 3559)
- Employee Privacy Requirements (County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Com.)
- Public Records Act Exception to Labor Negotiations (Gov’t Code § 6254(p)(2))
- Interference with Union Activities (Gov’t Code § 3550 - 3552)
- Vested Rights in Public Pension and the Future of the "California Rule" (Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System; Marin Assn. of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Assn; and, Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.)
- Questions and Answers
- And More!