D.R. No. 80-21
The Director of Representation dismisses a Petition seeking an election among teacher aides and other aides since a Certification of Representative with repect to these employees was issued by the Commission within the past year.
D.R. No. 80-21, 6 NJPER 81 (¶11041 1980)
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D.R. NO. 80-21
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
BEFORE THE DIRECTOR OF REPRESENTATION
In the Matter of
RUNNEMEDE BOARD OF EDUCATION,
-and- Docket No. RO-80-82
RUNNEMEDE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION,
For the Public Employer
Barbour & Costa
(John T. Barbour, of Counsel)
For the Petitioner
Greenberg & Mellk
(Arnold M. Mellk, of Counsel)
On October 15, 1979, a Petition for Certification of Public Employee Representative was filed with the Public Employment Relations Commission (the A Commission @ ) by the Runnemede Education Association (the A Association @ ) with respect to certain employees of the Runnemede Board of Education (the A Board @ ). The Association sees to add teacher aides and other aides to the existing unit of A teachers, nurses, librarians, social workers, reading teachers, speech therapists, learning disability specialists, secretaries, custodians and janitors. @ The aides are currently represented by the Association in a separate collective negotiations unit. The Association was certified by the Commission as the majority representative of aides on May 10, 1979.
N.J.A.C. 19:11-2.8(b) provides:
Where there is a certified or recognized representative, a petition for certification or decertification will not be considered as timely filed if during the preceding 12 months an employee organization has been certified by the commission as the exclusive representative of employees in an appropriate unit, or an employee organization has been granted recognition by a public employer pursuant to N.J.A.C. 19:11-3.1.
Accordingly, the Commission = s A certification bar @ rule precludes the processing of this Petition. The Association has not withdrawn the Petition, and, therefore, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 19:11-2.3, the Petition is hereby dismissed.
BY ORDER OF THE DIRECTOR
Carl Kurtzman, Director
DATED: February 1, 1980
Trenton, New Jersey
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