Whereas, Administrative Law Judges employed by the State of California currently in State Bargaining Unit 2 have unique job duties and perform a unique function as impartial decision makers in contested proceedings throughout State government, while other Unit 2 members serve as advocates before the courts and said Administrative Law Judges, which creates potential conflicts of interest and therefore the potential for the appearance of impropriety.
The undersigned strongly believe that because of our unique occupational community of interest, and the inherent conflict of interest within Unit 2, that we would be best served by our own distinct Bargaining Unit for the purpose of representation on all matters of employer-employee relations.
We the undersigned Judges, believe that because of our unique occupational community of interest and to resolve said conflict of interest, it is in all parties\' best interest that we create our own Bargaining Unit for purposes of collective bargaining.
Administrative Law Judges who believe that they can be best represented by creating their own distinct Bargaining Unit.
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