DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Collective bargaining for public employees. Authorizes collective bargaining for certain employees of the executive branch of the state. Establishes the public employees relations board to conduct elections and make determinations concerning exclusive bargaining representatives and representation matters. Allows an elected state officer to opt in to collective bargaining for the officer's employees. Establishes 11 statewide bargaining units, and requires the director of the state personnel department to determine each employee's bargaining unit assignment. Provides that an employee who threatens, encourages, or participates in a strike, slowdown, or other interruption may be dismissed and would be ineligible for rehiring for at least one year. Provides that an employee organization that threatens, encourages, or participates in a strike, slowdown, or other interruption is decertified as an exclusive bargaining representative for at least one year. Reinstates the settlements between the state and employee organizations that were rescinded by Executive Order 05-14.