EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – In General
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606.01000 – In General
Charging party alleged sufficient facts to support an inference that City rushed to impasse to obtain concessions from its employees, without engaging in a sincere effort to reach agreement with their representative. Charging party alleged, among other things, that City provided only two rounds of comprehensive or "package" proposals before declaring impasse; that the City failed to explore possible compromise, even when exclusive representative offered significant concessions in line with City’s own demands; and, that the terms included in the City's final pre-impasse offer differed in only insignificant respects from its well-publicized bargaining demands and opening proposal.