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
Employer did not change past practice or violate the contract when it directed that union paid leave under the contract must only be used for union business related to the employer, not other employers. There is no evidence in the record that either party intended to use the broad definition of “union activities” under statutes providing against retaliation as their definition of “union activities” for purposes of excused absences from work. Past practice and contract did not establish that employer had ever knowingly granted time off for union activities unrelated to employer.