EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES – Free Speech
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409.06000 – Free Speech
Portions of written communications by the District to the employees were threatening and coercive where the District stated that negotiations on financial matters could not continue and no financial commitments could be made until all grievances were resolved. District's statement of intention to call in professional negotiators not a threat. Employer does not violate EERA merely by being critical of a union or making unfavorable comparisons with exclusive representatives for other units.