Injunction Ordered by LA County Superior Court Judge Against Alliance’s Unlawful Anti-Union Campaign
On Thursday, December 3rd, the Hon. Judge James C. Chalfant issued a decision granting an injunction to stop Alliance’s illegal anti-union campaign behavior and restore our rights to organize.
The injunction continues the orders of the temporary restraining order that Alliance and administrators MUST:
• Allow us to use our work e-mail for union communications
• Not ask us how we feel about or if we support organizing our union
• Allow us to meet at school sites after school hours with union members or organizers
• Not monitor our union activities
• Give us space and not conduct surveillance when we talk to union members or organizers
• Not sponsor or maintain petitions against unionization
• Notify us of the injunction through e-mail and postings at each of our schools, without any accompanying disclaimers
The California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) took Alliance to court and sought the injunction after sufficient evidence that Alliance is violating state labor laws and that immediate action is needed to stop the unlawful behavior and restore our rights.
PERB is the CA State agency that enforces the state public schools labor law which guarantees our rights to form our union free from coercion and interference.
We are pleased that PERB has intervened to protect our rights.
Status of Unfair Practice Complaints
PERB has issued four unfair practice complaints against the Alliance for violations of CA labor law.
A hearing before an administrative law judge for the first two complaints began in November and is scheduled to continue December 16th.
Hearings for the additional complaints should be scheduled in the new year.
The injunction issued by the LA Superior Court remains in effect until the proceedings on all the complaints are completed.