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
Union failed to establish that the employer breached or altered the parties’ written agreement or established past practice by changing the parties’ grievance procedure (the first element of a unilateral change case) when it referenced the grievance procedure but did not establish the terms or past practices of the procedure. A single isolated breach of a contract’s grievance procedure does not state a prima facie case for a unilateral change because it fails to establish that the violation has a generalized effect or continuing impact on unit members.