Article 8. Rights-disputes Arbitration of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 11. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 8.
(a) An employer and an exclusive representative who enter
into a written memorandum of understanding may agree to procedures
for final and binding arbitration of disputes that may arise under
the memorandum of understanding or between the parties.
(b) Where a party to a memorandum of understanding is aggrieved by
the failure, neglect, or refusal of the other party to proceed to
arbitration pursuant to the procedures provided in the memorandum,
the aggrieved party may bring proceedings pursuant to Title 9
(commencing with Section 1280) of Part 3 of the Code of Civil
Procedure for a court order directing that the arbitration proceed
pursuant to the procedures provided in the memorandum of
(c) An arbitration award made pursuant to this section shall be
final and binding upon the parties and may be enforced by a court
pursuant to Title 9 (commencing with Section 1280) of Part 3 of the
Code of Civil Procedure.
(d) The board shall submit a list of names of arbitrators to
employers and employee organizations upon their mutual request.
Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the parties from mutually
agreeing to some other means of selecting an arbitrator. The board
shall also, if mutually requested to do so, designate an arbitrator
to hear and decide the rights dispute.