The Higher Education Employer–Employee Relations Act, which governs collective bargaining of higher education employers in the state of California, requires that the university as the employer provide notice to the public before it begins negotiations with an exclusive representative.

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The university will convene initial public notice meetings on August 19, 2016, from 9–11 a.m., and on September 2, 2016, from 9–11 a.m., in room 458 of the Donner Lab on La Loma Avenue on the UC Berkeley campus.