EMPLOYER INTERFERENCE, RESTRAINT, COERCION; DEFENSES – Union Consent or Waiver
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409.05000 – Union Consent or Waiver
Statutorily protected rights, such as the right to engage in non-disruptive informational picketing, can be divested by employees or their exclusive representative by a clear and unmistakable waiver. The Association waived its right to hold an informational meeting after a scheduled mediation session when the Association’s representative committed to the District not to hold the meeting at that time. The District therefore did not interfere with the Association’s rights by threatening to cancel a scheduled mediation session if the Association proceeded with its informational meeting in front of District offices.