NBC Bay Area has learned that the Santa Clara County Government Attorneys Association, comprised of prosecutors and public defenders, has filed a grievance with the Public Employee Relations Board.
But in a letter sent Wednesday by the County of Santa Clara, Ramsin Nasseri countered that the grievance filed shows that no violations have incurred and therefore, no remedy is needed. However, the letter states that the "county is willing to have a meeting in order to further discuss the issues in hopes of resolution."
The grievance at issue was filed on Nov. 20 against Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, claiming unfair labor practices. Specifically, the San Jose law firm of Wylie, McBride, Platten and Renner filed a claim stating that the county is "unlawfully refusing to meet and bargain in good faith over terms and conditions of employment including rules for promotion, leave for out of office training, and discipline procedures."
The claim states that while bargaining last year, these three provisions that were agreed to were not incorporated. The claim requests that the employment board "takes action to stop the unlawful conduct."
The grievance has nothing to do with the recent suspension of prosecutor Daniel Carr.
In a statement on Wednesday, Rosen said: "The union filed a grievance. The county labor relations board has denied it."