EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; DEFENSES – Past Practice; Maintenance of Status Quo
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608.05000 – Past Practice; Maintenance of Status Quo
Upon expiration of a contract, the employer must maintain certain terms and conditions of employment embodied in that contract until such time as bargaining over a successor agreement has been completed; p. 3. Employer's actions following expiration of the agreement do not "supplant" the agreement; pp. 3-4. Merely because the State had not chosen to enforce its contractual rights in the past does not mean that it is forever precluded from doing so; p. 5, partial dismissal letter.