HOLDINGS: -Although a union representing county employees was not exempt from the requirement to exhaust administrative remedies, the inadequacy exception applied to the union’s claims alleging that the county owed its members additional compensation because classwide relief was not available through the grievance process; -The union was required to exhaust its administrative remedies as to alleged violations of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, Gov. Code, § 3500 et seq., because the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission had exclusive jurisdiction under Gov. Code, § 3509, subd. (b), over unfair practice charges; -Claims for declaratory relief under Code Civ. Proc., § 1060, were moot as to grievances because the union had no need to pursue an administrative remedy; -Mandamus was a proper remedy because paying agreed amounts to the union’s members was a ministerial act.
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Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.