Stanislaus COE | BP 4141.6, 4241.6 Personnel
Concerted Action/Work Stoppage
The Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools or designee recognizes the importance of maintaining positive relations with employees, employee organizations, parents/guardians and community members throughout the collective bargaining process. In the event of an impasse in negotiations, the County Superintendent or designee shall make a good faith effort to reach an agreement with the employee organization through participation in state mediation and fact finding procedures.
During any threatened or actual withholding of services, the County Superintendent or designee shall keep parents/guardians and community informed about the status of County Office negotiations, the educational program and safety measures that have been taken by the County Office.
The County Superintendent or designee shall take steps necessary in order to help ensure the safety of students, staff and County Office property during a work stoppage.
The County Superintendent or designee shall develop a written plan which shall delineate actions to be taken in the event of a strike or threatened strike. The plan shall include specific responsibilities of County Office staff, plans to maintain County Office operations, appropriate student instruction and supervision, as well as communication and safety issues.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 1100 - Communications with the Public)
(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)
(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)
The County Superintendent or designee believes that employees shall be held accountable for their behavior during any labor dispute. The County Office may take disciplinary action against any employee who engages in an unlawful consented action or in an unlawful behavior in an otherwise protected activity, taking into account the seriousness of the behavior and the County Office's efforts to rebuild relations following the withholding of services by employees.
(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
(cf. 4218 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)
35204 Contract with attorney in private practice
35205 Contract for legal services
10116 Employee continuation of insurance coverage
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS
Fresno Unified School District, 1982, PERB Dec. No. 208, 6 PERC 13110
Konocti Unified School District, 1982, PERB Dec. No. 217, 6 PERC 13152
Collective Bargaining DVD-ROM
Maximizing School Board Governance: Collective Bargaining
Political Activities of School Districts: Legal Issues, rev. 2001
Before the Strike: Planning Ahead in Difficult Negotiations, 1996
Public Employment Relations Board: http://www.perb.ca.gov
State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS): http://www.dir.ca.gov/csmcs/smcs.html
Policy STANISLAUS COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
adopted: February 4, 2003 Modesto, California
revised: August 18, 2008