An update on where we are on the COVID testing and mandates handed down by the Office of Court Administration (OCA) without bargaining over the changes of employment. Along with the other court unions, we had a pre-conference before Mariam Manichaikul of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on January 4th. Discussed was how to proceed with the hearings scheduled for the 24th and 26th of this month. We will update you on the outcome of these hearings at the end of the month.
For those members who filed an exemption that has been denied, there is currently no appeal process in place. We do not get notified of any members' exemption status whether granted or denied, only how many are affected due to the mandate.
Peter A. Piciulo