Chapter 3.44


3.44.010    Employer/Employee Relations.

3.44.020    Collective Bargaining.

3.44.010 Employer/Employee Relations.

Employer/employee relations shall be maintained and conducted in a manner which assures the rights of employees and at the same time ensures the orderly process of governmental operations. Department directors may allow authorized agents of a certified bargaining unit (union) to utilize a reasonable amount of available space on bulletin boards for transmittal of information subject to approval by the Human Resources Director. Such authorized agents may also have reasonable access, as determined by the Human Resources Director, to other bargaining unit members in County offices for transmittal of the information, adjusting disputes, and ascertaining compliance with the collective bargaining agreement. Such access shall be limited to periods before work, after work, during lunch breaks, or other times as provided by collective bargaining agreement as long as the work of County employees and the service to the public is unimpaired. Prior to making contact with members in County offices, such authorized agents shall make arrangements with the department director. (Ord. 2004-7s § 2 (part), 2004; Ord. 92-163 § 1 (part), 1993; Ord. 82-56 § 2 (part), 1982; prior Code § 6.25.010)

3.44.020 Collective Bargaining.

When a collective bargaining agreement establishes a condition of employment, benefit or procedure which directly conflicts with the condition, benefit or procedure established by County Code or the Administrative Guidelines, the collective bargaining agreement shall take precedence with respect to those employees covered by the agreement, so long as the following conditions are met:

A.    The condition of employment, benefit or procedure created by the agreement is lawful;

B.    If the agreement is in conflict with the County Code, and then adopted by the Council by ordinance, such an adoption shall be deemed to be an amendment of the Code with respect to the affected employees and subject condition, benefit or procedure. If such agreement has been signed by the Executive, it shall act as an amendment of the Administrative Guidelines only with respect to affected employees and subject condition, benefit or procedure.

(Ord. 2008-106s § 1 (part), 2008; Ord. 82-56 § 2 (part), 1982; prior Code § 6.25.020)