EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; DEFENSES – Waiver by Union; Contract Waivers; Bargaining History Estoppel; Disclaimer; Supersession
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608.07000 – Waiver by Union; Contract Waivers; Bargaining History Estoppel; Disclaimer; Supersession
No violation where exclusive rep made a general demand to bargain over decision to lay off, a managerial prerogative, rather than a specific request to bargain effects of lay-off. A valid request to bargain must signify a desire to negotiate on a subject within scope although it is not essential that the request be made in a particular form; pp. 7-9.