IMPASSE PROCEDURES; IN GENERAL; DUTY TO PARTICIPATE IN GOOD FAITH – In General
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900.01000 – In General
Parties to a collective bargaining agreement are not prohibited from negotiating alternative methods to attempt to resolve disputes. However, if the agreed upon dispute resolution process is unsuccessful, the parties are prohibited from making a unilateral change in a negotiable subject or engaging in strike activities until they have completed the statutory impasse procedure set out in the EERA; p. 3. The statutory impasse resolution procedure was intended by the Legislature to protect the public from the disruption of public employee strikes by providing a method other than a work stoppage for resolving a deadlock in bargaining; p. 15, proposed dec.