EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – Time Limit on Negotiations
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606.06000 – Time Limit on Negotiations
Collective bargaining has no necessary linkage with the State budgetary process. The two activities can take place at the same time and no resolution of collective bargaining is required before introduction or approval of the budget; p. 9, proposed dec. No per se violation can be found in the Governor's pre-negotiations discussions with members of the Legislature about specific negotiable matters. Evidence of such discussions might, under some circumstance, be appropriate to evaluate the totality of the circumstances; p. 13, proposed dec.