Article 11. Miscellaneous of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 11. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 11.

The following proceedings set forth in this section are exempt from the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code), unless the parties mutually agree otherwise:
  (a) Any meeting and conferring discussion between a transit district employer and a recognized or certified employee organization.
  (b) Any meeting of a mediator with either party or both parties to the meeting and conferring process.
  (c) Any hearing, meeting, or investigation conducted by a factfinder or arbitrator.
  (d) Any executive session of the transit district employer or between the transit district employer and its designated representatives for the purpose of discussing its position respecting meeting and conferring or regarding any matter within the scope of representation or instructing its designated representatives.
No memorandum of understanding shall contravene any federal or state law, including rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to such laws, prohibiting discrimination in employment.
If any provision of this chapter or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of this chapter, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid shall not be affected thereby.
(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to deprive employees of their rights pursuant to the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 (49 U.S.C. Section 5301 et seq.) and the agreements entered into pursuant to Section 5333(b) of Title 49 of that act.
  (b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to deprive employees of their rights pursuant Sections 130051.24 and 130110 of the Public Utilities Code.
For employees of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority covered under this chapter, this chapter shall supersede subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, of Section 30750 and Sections 30751 and 30755.