EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; DEFENSES – Waiver by Union; Contract Waivers; Bargaining History Estoppel; Disclaimer; Supersession
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608.07000 – Waiver by Union; Contract Waivers; Bargaining History Estoppel; Disclaimer; Supersession
Notice of a proposed change in policy must be given sufficiently in advance of a firm decision to make such a change to allow the exclusive representative a reasonable amount of time to make a demand to negotiate. When an employer has made a firm decision to make a change in policy, the failure to request bargaining will not be considered a waiver of a right to bargain if the request would be futile.