EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain
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602.02000 – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain
Notice of a proposed change must be given to an official of the employee organization who has authority to act on behalf of the organization; notice must be communicated in a manner which clearly informs the recipient of the proposed change; and notice must be given sufficiently in advance of a firm decision to make a change to allow the exclusive representative a reasonable amount of time to decide whether to make a demand to negotiate; p. 2, warning letter. Where exclusive representative received several forms of notice from the employer, but did not indicate a desire to bargain until a month after the change was implemented, the exclusive representative failed to make a timely demand to bargain; p. 3; p. 3, dismissal letter.