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Williams v. Public Employment Relations Board, B233494

In a case in which the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) dismissed charges by two nonunion university faculty members that their federal and state constitutional rights were violated when the faculty union denied them the right to vote on a proposed furlough program, the Superior Court's denial of a petition for mandamus is affirmed, where: 1) the PERB decision not to issue an unfair labor practice complaint was not subject to judicial review, since its refusal did not violate a constitutional right and its interpretation of the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act was not clearly erroneous; and 2) the Superior Court did not err in trying the case as traditional mandamus rather than as administrative mandamus.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/09/2012
  • Published 04/09/2012


  • Woods


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Laura Z. Davis, Rothner, Segall & Greenstone