EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; DEFENSES – Business Necessity; Emergency Exception
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608.03000 – Business Necessity; Emergency Exception
An employer may not take unilateral action on negotiable subjects, even if faced with actual economic collapse of unknown proportions. It may bring its concerns to the bargaining table. District's claim that it was required by operational necessity to unilaterally reduce overtime to allow students to complete a work study program did not constitute a defense of economic necessity.