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File #: 21-0190    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/29/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Human Resources Department recommending consideration of the request submitted by the appellant, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (OELU3), appealing the Employee Relations Officer’s January 6, 2021 denial of the severance petition to decertify Local 1 from representing a total of fifty-two (52) employees allocated to four (4) classifications as noted herein, and to certify the creation of a new bargaining unit titled “Public Safety Support Unit”, which would be represented by OELU3. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 9-9-20 OE3- MMBA Representation Petition 2-9-21, 2. B - 10-12-20 MMBA Representation Petition 2-9-21, 3. C - 11-24-20 MMBA Representation Petition County's Response 2-9-21, 4. D - 11-30-20 EL DORADO CO APPEAL 2-9-21, 5. E - 11-30-20 RE_ MMBA Representation Petition - email to OE3 2-9-21, 6. F - 12-8-20 OE3- Union Response Appeal 2-9-21, 7. G - 1-5-21 MMBA Representation Petition County's Final Response 2-9-21, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-8-2021
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Human Resources Department recommending consideration of the request submitted by the appellant, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (OELU3), appealing the Employee Relations Officer’s January 6, 2021 denial of the severance petition to decertify Local 1 from representing a total of fifty-two (52) employees allocated to four (4) classifications as noted herein, and to certify the creation of a new bargaining unit titled “Public Safety Support Unit”, which would be represented by OELU3.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
This is to consider a request submitted by the appellant, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (OELU3), appealing the Employee Relations Officer’s January 6, 2021 denial of the severance petition to decertify Local 1 from representing a total of fifty-two (52) employees allocated to four (4) classifications as noted below, and to certify the creation of a new bargaining unit titled “Public Safety Support Unit”, which would be represented by OELU3.

Appeal

Labor relations in El Dorado County are governed, in significant part, by the Employer-Employee Relations Resolution (No. 111-2019) (“EERR”). One of the subjects covered by the EERR is the creation and/or alteration of bargaining units. An employee organization may petition the County’s designated Employee Relations Officer to create a new bargaining unit. When the proposed new bargaining unit would consist of classifications currently represented by another employee organization, this is called a “severance petition.” Such petitions must identify the classifications sought to be included in the new bargaining unit, must demonstrate a minimum level of support from the affected employees, and must state facts and citations in support of the creation of the new unit, among other required information. The Employee Relations Officer then reviews the petition and determines whether it is complete, and whether the proposed bargaining unit is an “appropriate bargaining unit” ac...

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