Tag: Public Employees Relations Commission

A.G. GancarskiOctober 3, 2016

In a decision issued Sept. 27, the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) dismissed a claim from the Communications Workers of America saying the city of Jacksonville demonstrated a “refusal to bargain in good faith.” The CWA’s grievance was rooted in Jacksonville canceling a meeting with them in September that the CWA insisted would happen. PERC general counsel John […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 27, 2016

On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Communication Workers of America filed a complaint with the Public Employees Relations Commission against the City of Jacksonville. The CWA alleges a “refusal to bargain in good faith.” The contract between the CWA and the city lapsed in 2015. Kevin Kimber, the CWA representative, alleges that after one 20-minute “meet and greet” […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 29, 2016

Florida Polytechnic University is taking another step toward becoming fully accredited, President Randy Avent told students, faculty and staff in an email Monday night. But that still means a handful of students may have to graduate this year from what is now an unaccredited school. One downside: Some employers hesitate or even decline to interview job candidates whose degrees are […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 3, 2016

The faculty of Florida Polytechnic University, founded by conservative former state Sen. JD Alexander, is petitioning the state to unionize, according to a Wednesday press release. The United Faculty of Florida said it will deliver signed cards from more than 60 percent of faculty members to the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC). Under state law, the commission […]

Peter SchorschJanuary 7, 2016

I don’t personally know James “Jim” Bax of Tallahassee. What I do know about Bax I learned in a news release announcing his appointment by Gov. Rick Scott to the Public Employees Relations Commission, which was created to assist in resolving disputes between public employees and public employers. Bax is the owner of Bax Enterprises LLC. He […]


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