City’s Attempt to Outsource Work Fought

The Costa Mesa City Employees’ Association sued as a class, on behalf of city workers, alleging that a city plan to contract out for some services violates state law and the parties collective bargaining agreement. The matter has not been heard yet. But on July 15, 2011, the trial court granted a preliminary injunction enjoying the Defendant city from contracting with any of the services performed by the union members or laying off union members as a result of the outsourcing. On appeal, the sole issue is whether or not the preliminary injunction should stand. Although the Defendant contended the injunction was not properly granted, the higher court affirmed. Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. v. Costa Mesa (CA4/3 G045730 8/17/12)

2017-03-02T21:50:22+00:00 January 13th, 2013|General Labor Law|