EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; BYPASSING EXCLUSIVE REP – Circumvention of Union; Direct Dealing With Employees
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603.04000 – Circumvention of Union; Direct Dealing With Employees
Employers not precluded from freely expressing their views, but are precluded from using direct communications with employees to bypass exclusive rep. or undermine rep.'s exclusive authority to represent unit members; touchstone for determining propriety of direct communications is effect on authority of the exclusive rep.; no violation where employer twice communicated with employees on status of negotiations, and did not misrepresent the positions of the parties or attempt to sway the views of employees through a campaign of communications while maintaining an inflexible position at the table; pp. 19-22.