EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – Change in Past Practice
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602.06000 – Change in Past Practice
A change in health benefit plans or administrators is negotiable if the change has a material or significant effect or impact on the actual benefits received by an employee; p. 10. In benefits cases, actual benefits received by employees, rather than outline contained in CBA, represents the status quo by which unilateral change is measured; pp. 12-13. Board declines to find unilateral change in employee benefits where union fails to present any evidence of impact on actual vision care benefits or their cost to employees; p. 16.