EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; REFUSAL TO PROVIDE INFORMATION – In General
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604.01000 – In General
The exclusive representative is entitled to all information that is necessary and relevant to discharging its duty to represent unit employees. An employer's refusal to provide such information evidences bad faith bargaining unless the employer can supply adequate reasons why it cannot supply the information. Information pertaining immediately to mandatory subjects of bargaining is presumptively relevant. Employer's refusal to provide information is a per se violation. After a good faith demand by the exclusive representative, a refusal by an employer to supply that information is a separate violation which, standing alone, is a refusal to negotiate in good faith unless the employer can provide adequate reasons why it cannot supply the information.