In response to an Oct 7, 2010, letter from Local 504 (the "Union") to San Diego Community College ("SDCC"), SDCC's legal counsel responded to the Union with a Nov 24, 2010, letter stating the following, in brief:
(1) At the present time, SDCC does not recognize the Union;
(2) SDCC will comply with the requirements of the Service Contract Act, which does not require adoption of a previous collective bargaining agreement;
(3) All employees who worked for the predecessor employer (DuLuth/Florida) and who timely applied for positions with SDCC have been hired by SDCC, which amounts to approximately 92 in number, as of Oct 1, 2010; and,
(4) Once an exclusive representative (the Union) is certified under the rules of the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), SDCC will be prepared to negotiate.
As of today, the Union is awaiting PERB to decide that either (1) SDCC must recognize the Union as the exclusive representative--as the Union does in fact represent a majority interest--and thus begin negotiating a contract with the Union, or (2) it is not clear whether the Union represents a majority interest, and thus require an election to determine majority interest.
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Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504, AFL-CIO