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(a) The investigation of a question concerning representation of employees shall be initiated by the filing of a petition with the service at the nearest office of the service. The service presently maintains offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fresno and San Diego. Such petition shall be called a petition for certification and is a petition which would arise under paragraph (1)(A)(i) and (1)(B) of Section 9C of the Labor-Management Relations Act. It may be filed by any employee or group of employees or any individual or labor organization acting on their behalf and claiming to represent a majority of the employees in an appropriate unit or by a district.
In the event any petition seeks to include employees covered in whole or in part by an existing collective bargaining agreement between the district and any labor organization, such petition in order to be considered timely must be filed within the period 120 to 90 days, inclusive, prior to the date such collective bargaining agreement is subject to termination, amendment or modification.
(b) Petition fo Decertification. The investigation of a question concerning representation, alleging an individual or labor organization which has been certified or is being currently recognized as the bargaining representative is no longer such representative shall be called a petition for decertification and is one of the type which would arise under paragraph (1)(A)(ii) of Section 9(c) of the Labor-Management Relations Act. It may be filed by any employee or group of employees or any individual or labor organization acting on their behalf and shall be filed with the service as set forth in (a).
(c) Petition for clarification of an existing bargaining unit or petition for amendment of certification. A petition for clarification of an existing bargaining unit or a petition for amendment of certification, in the absence of a question concerning representation, is a petition which would arise under Section 9(b) of the Labor-Management Relations Act. It may be filed by a labor organization or by a district and shall be filed with the service as set forth in (a).
NOTE: Authority and reference cited: Section 54, Labor Code; and Sections 4.4, 13.91, 25052, 28851, 30751, 40122, 50121, 70122, 90300b, 95651, 100301, 101344, 102403, 103401, 102505, and 125521, Public Utilities Code. Additional reference: Labor-Management Relations Act, 1947, Section 9, 29 USC Section 159; 29 CFR Section 102.60-102.72.
1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 10-25-73 as an emergency; effective upon filing. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 73, No. 43).
2. Amendment filed 7-29-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 31).
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