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What are the requirements for providing union representatives access to the workplace?What are the requirements for providing union representatives access to the workplace?<p>​In accordance with the Ralph C. Dills Act and the various memoranda of understanding, unions have the ability to have access to bargaining unit employees at the worksite, through personal contact or distribution of union materials.</p><p>A team of labor relations and legal staff have been established to assist departments with working with employee organizations in the resolution of access issues as they arise.</p><p>Important to note and specific to SEIU, Local 1000, an access side letter agreement was reached in February 2007 as a result of the State of California and SEIU, Local 1000, struggling to find a balance between the State's operational needs and Local 1000's need to access the employees it represents at their worksites. That challenge resulted in a number of serious confrontations, including arrests, as well as legal conflicts in various forums. In the interest of harmonious labor relations, the parties agreed in June of 2006 to work with a neutral mediator and make a good faith effort to resolve the issue. Today, the current side letter agreement can be found in any of the state and Local 1000 memoranda of understanding.</p>
What are the requirements for providing bona fide associations access to the workplace?What are the requirements for providing bona fide associations access to the workplace?<p>​Bona Fide Associations should be allowed the same access to the facility as the general public and charitable organizations. Generally, access is appropriate for non-commercial purposes (e.g., membership recruitment) in public areas, such as cafeterias and break rooms. Access to office work areas is inappropriate and disruptive to office operations.</p>

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