EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – Other
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606.15000 – Other
District's refusal to tape record bargaining sessions not bad faith; pp. 14-17. Advantages of precise record outweighed by deleterious effects on frankness of negotiations; given differences in the two statutes, district's past practice under Winton Act of agreeing to tape recordings does not indicate bad faith; District did not unlawfully attempt to limit number of union negotiators where it allowed as may as desired but limited release time to a limited number; p. 17. No evidence of bad faith by changing (chief) negotiators where replacements were present at every session and there was no evidence of loss of continuity due to changes; p. 18. Even assuming district improperly conditioned negotiations on union's acceptance of one-item contract (salary), negotiations from that point included all items and there was no discernable impact on negotiations; pp. 18-19. included all items and there was no discernable impact on negotiations; pp. 18-19.