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California Code, Public Utilities Code - PUC § 30756

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(a) In the event the board and the representatives of the employees do not agree to submit a dispute over the terms and conditions of a collective bargaining agreement to arbitration as provided in subdivision (d) of Section 30750, the State Conciliation Service may be notified by either party that a dispute exists and that there is no agreement to arbitrate.

(b) Following such notification, the State Conciliation Service shall determine whether or not the dispute may be resolved by the parties and, if not, the issues concerning which the dispute exists.

(c) Upon a determination that the dispute cannot be resolved by the parties, the service shall certify its findings to the Governor of the State of California.

(d) The Governor shall, within 10 days of receipt of certification, appoint a factfinding commission consisting of three persons.

(e) The commission shall immediately convene and inquire into and investigate the issues in the dispute.

The commission shall have authority to issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and subpoenas duces tecum for the production of books, documents, and other records. Subpoenas shall be serviced and enforced in accordance with Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1985) of Title 3, Part 4 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

The commission shall report to the Governor within 60 days of the date of its creation.However, the commission shall deliver a preliminary confidential report to the parties not later than the 51st day of the 60-day period, and the parties may submit comments on such report to the commission for its consideration not later than the 54th day of the 60-day period.

The commission shall, if either party so requests in its comments, include in its report an estimate of the cost of implementing any proposals or recommendations contained in the report.

(f) After notification to the State Conciliation Service by either party in accordance with subdivision (a), no change, except by mutual agreement, shall be made by the parties in the conditions out of which the dispute arose and service to the public shall continue to be provided (1) until the service determines that the dispute may be resolved by the parties, or (2) if the service determines that the dispute cannot be resolved by the parties, until 10 days after the commission has made its report to the Governor.

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