EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – Inconsistent Position Taken; W/ds or Renege on Tentative Agreement
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606.07000 – Inconsistent Position Taken; W/ds or Renege on Tentative Agreement
Absent evidence of bad faith, employer may lawfully condition additional proposal upon union's waiver of right to bargain; employer may also withdraw such a proposal and refuse to bargain over it; period after tentative agreement analgous to mid-term period, thus proposal does not by itself reopen negotiations; once tentative agreement reached, there is implication both parties will take agreement to principals in good faith effort to secure ratification; absent extenuating circumstances, either side may refuse to reopen negotiations pending ratification; good faith rejection of tentative agreement by principals revives duty to bargain.