SACRAMENTO: AB 1881, rules for appointments to local (City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles) employee relations boards, Gov. Jerry Brown veto ....
*** Office of Governor Jerry Brown, veto message:
" I am returning Assembly Bill 1881 without my signature.
" This bill sets standards in state law for appointing members to the Los Angeles City Employee Relations Board and the Los Angeles County Employment Relations Commission.
" Signing this bill would be a significant override of local decision-making authority and a departure from my belief in subsidiarity. These issues should be resolved at the local level."
Brown also weighed in on the side of Los Angeles city and county management in a dispute with unions, which object to how the local governments select panels that rule on labor disputes.
The county Board of Supervisors last year changed its process for appointing the Employee Relations Commission, which rules on requests for arbitration and charges of unfair labor practices. Formerly, labor leaders and management agreed on the selection of all three members. Under the new system, labor and management each pick one commissioner and the third is approved by both sides.
In the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti recently rescinded a process allowing unions to approve nominations to the city's five-member Employee Relations Board.
City and county employee unions backed AB 1881 by Jones-Sawyer, which would have restored their power to screen all appointments. City and county officials said the bill would have infringed on local control; Brown agreed........