No. 368 January Term, 1977, Appeal from the Order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania filed September 10, 1976, at No. 9 T.D., 1976, revising the order and setting aside petitions for representation of the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, at Cases Nos. PERA-R-7138-E and PERA-R-7194-E.
Robert M. Crooks, Morrisville, for appellants at No. 368.
James F. Wildeman, James L. Crawford, Harrisburg, for Pennsylvania Labor Relations Bd.
Richard Kirschner, Philadelphia, for intervenor, AFL-CIO.
Marvin Comisky, Alan C. Gershenson, Kenneth F. Kahn, Andrea B. Wapner, Philadelphia, Jonathan Vipond, III, Harrisburg, for Admn. Office of Pa. Courts.
Morton Meyers, Johnstown, for Judges of Cambria County.
Charles N. Sweet, Morrisville, for County of Bucks.
Stephen A. Sheller, Philadelphia, for Pa. Social Services Union.
Robert Kane, Atty. Gen., for Dept. of Justice.
Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Pomeroy, Nix, Manderino and Packel, JJ. Packel, J., did not participate in the decision of this case. Manderino, J., joins and files a concurring opinion. Nix, J., concurs in the result.
In this appeal, we conclude that commissioners of Bucks County, a county of the third class, are the managerial representatives in proceedings under Act 195 involving court personnel of Bucks County and nothing in the record demonstrates an unconstitutional infringement upon the independence of the judiciary. Act of June 29, 1976, P.L. 460, § 1, amending Act of August 9, 1955, P.L. 323, § 1620, 16 P.S. § 1620 (1956 and Supp.1977); Ellenbogen v. County of Allegheny, 479 ...