SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – Statutory Rights
Single Topic for Decision 1053E
Full Decision Text (click on the link to view): Full Text
1000.02165 – Statutory Rights
The parties to a collective bargaining agreement may agree to contractual language specifically waiving or limiting the right to bargain about particular matters; p. 9. An employer may not, following impasse, unilaterally impose a waiver of an exclusive representative's statutory right to bargain. Such a waiver of the statutory right to bargain may only occur within the context of a mutually agreed collective bargaining agreement; p. 10. Duration of agreement provisions do not act as a waiver clause barring all negotiations for the specified period; p. 11.