Employee and Labor Relations
What is Employee and Labor Relations?
Labor Relations is involved in the negotiation and implementation of the labor contracts that cover campus employees. In addition, Labor Relations is responsible for implementing the formal dispute resolution processes.
In 1979, the State of California enacted the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA), a state law that establishes the framework for collective bargaining at the University of California, The California State University, and the Hastings College of the Law.
HEERA gives the employees the right to select a union to represent them exclusively in their employment relationship with the University. If a union becomes the exclusive representative, the law gives the union the right to negotiate a contract with the University that will determine the terms and conditions of employment for all employees in titles in the collective bargaining unit.