Is AB 119's passage merely coincidental, with no connection to the recent efforts to overturn Abood?
The key to addressing disruptions at legislative body meetings is to act transparently, consistently and without regard to the viewpoint of the speaker.
Labor and Employment Voter Initiatives: Legal Pitfalls and Hurdles in Seeking Reform at the Ballot Box
As employment and benefit costs grow, public services in many cities are eroding.
Public lawyers have long debated whether California’s “home rule” doctrine for charter cities is coming or going.
The most significant changes in recent years have occurred in the areas of the Voting Rights Act, voter identification laws, and campaign finance law.
As the bargaining season slowly winds to a close in many local governments, a few patterns seem to be emerging.
Increasingly, the procedural rules of the MMBA are being used to prevent public agencies from making needed changes in the way they do business.
Last month, a unanimous California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board tentatively approved a roughly 50% hike in the employer pension contribution rate.
Bargaining season in the public sector is here again, and this year promises to be very challenging. After years of concession bargaining, employee expectations are rising with the economy.
Recent court decisions illustrate the difficulty public employers face after the California Supreme Court’s decision in Retired Employees Assn. of Orange County, Inc. v. County of Orange (known as REAOC).