SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION – In General; Test for Subjects Not Specifically Enumerated

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1000.00000 – SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION
1000.01000 – In General; Test for Subjects Not Specifically Enumerated

Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios relate to the workload of individual nurses on a particular shift. Proposal to incorporate state regulations setting minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios into collective bargaining agreement was within scope of representation because proposed provision merely reiterated employer’s obligations under law and allowed employee organization to enforce ratios through arbitration.