Faculty Rights Tip of the Week: Unfair Labor Practice

This weekly CFA Headlines feature offers a brief “Faculty Rights Tip” or short information piece about the faculty contract.


The Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act, HEERA, is the California statute covering employer-employee labor relations for the CSU and the UC systems (Another act provides for Community Colleges).  HEERA is similar to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), but it is tailored to public employees in the CSU and UC.  HEERA provides a number of employee and union rights including our right to collective bargaining.
When the CSU Administration violates the act (by changing the terms and conditions of employment without bargaining for example), the union may file an Unfair Practice charge (also called an Unfair Labor Practice or “ULP,” borrowing from labor language of the NLRA).  The complete text for HEERA may be found here – http://www.perb.ca.gov/laws/HEERA.aspx
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