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SCOTUS Decision Announced in Janus v. AFSCME

This morning the United States Supreme Court issued the long-anticipated decision in Janus v. American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees. As anticipated, the decision overrules Abood v Detroit Bd. Of Ed. and concludes that agency or fair share fee arrangements are unlawful. We are working on a full analysis of the case and will be issuing […]

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PERB: Unionized Employees Have Right to Use Employer Email Systems to Communicate About Working Conditions

Recently, California’s Public Employment Relations Board (“PERB”) has issued a precedential ruling finding that public employees in California have a statutory right to use an employer’s e-mail system to communicate with each other regarding working conditions and other activities that pertain to subject matter affecting employee organizations.  In Napa Valley CCD, PERB adopted the decision […]

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Governor Brown Appoints RSHS Partner to CA High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai Partner Nancy Miller to the California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors. Congratulations, Nancy! To learn more, check out Governor Brown’s announcement here

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COURT OF APPEAL FINDS NO “VESTED” RIGHT TO RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS PROVIDED FOR IN FIXED LABOR AGREEMENT

Vallejo Police Officers’ Assn. v. City of Vallejo (Cal. Court of Appeal, 1st Appellate Dist., Div. 2, Case No. A144987) On August 22, 2017, the First Appellate District issued an important decision, upholding the City of Vallejo’s decision to reduce its contributions towards police officers’ future, retiree health insurance premiums. In so holding, the court […]

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