AB 2850 – Expands The Jurisdiction Of The Public Employment Relations Board To Include Labor Relations At The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District

CATEGORY: Client Update for Public Agencies, Fire Watch, Law Enforcement Briefing Room
CLIENT TYPE: Public Employers, Public Safety
DATE: Oct 26, 2020

Currently, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), is not under the jurisdiction of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) in relation to its labor relations obligations.

AB 2850 changes this by now bringing BART under that PERB’s jurisdiction to administer and enforce its applicable labor provisions of the BART Act. The bill adds a number of additional provisions to these statutes mirroring those found in other labor relations statutes like the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. AB 2850 is another example of the Legislature’s move to expand the jurisdiction of PERB in the past few years.

(AB 2850 adds Sections 28848, 28849, 28856, 28857, 28858, 28860, 28861, 28862, and 28862 to and amends Sections 28850 and 28851 of the Public Utilities Code.)