EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – In General
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602.01000 – In General
Charge failed to state prima facie case of unlawful unilateral change because the State had no obligation to bargain over legislative proposal to change method of overtime calculation for State employees or implementation of enacted legislation by DPA. The Legislature may enact a change to terms and conditions of State employment which, if implemented by DPA without legislative direction, would constitute an unfair practice. Dills Act section 3517.8(a) does not preclude the Legislature from enacting a change to terms and conditions of State employment during the period between expiration of an MOU and the parties’ reaching a successor agreement or impasse. The Governor is not required to bargain with State employee unions before taking action pursuant to his constitutional role as a participant in the legislative process. DPA does not commit an unlawful unilateral change by implementing changes to terms and conditions of State employment in compliance with law as prescribed by the legislative process.