GENERAL LEGAL PRINCIPLES; WAIVER – By Contract/Zipper Clauses/Management Rights Clauses
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1402.03000 – By Contract/Zipper Clauses/Management Rights Clauses
Zipper clause does not allow the employer to make unilateral changes in the status quo. Regardless of the existence of a zipper clause, neither party to collective bargaining agreement has a duty to negotiate over any matter covered by the agreement during its term. Board will examine language of the zipper clause and will give it the breadth the language warrants.