Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – 04:20 p.m.

Rumor on the street has the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) targeting the independent San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) for decertification.

However, this time it sounds serious.

After a couple half-baked attempts by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) it seems the IBEW is really engaged.

InlandPolitics.com is hearing the unions county members are the target.

After a serious of screw-ups and questionable contract elections can anyone blame them.

Last summer the union conducted a contract concession vote that remains under a cloud. Instead of conducting a bargaining unit-by-bargaining unit election, SBPEA combined the vote and had members in one unit voting on concessions affecting a different unit.

It’s likely 7 out of 8 SBPEA bargaining units rejected the modified agreement.