EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – Inconsistent Position Taken; W/ds or Renege on Tentative Agreement
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606.07000 – Inconsistent Position Taken; W/ds or Renege on Tentative Agreement
Regressive bargaining—making proposals that are, as a whole, less generous to the other party than prior offers—manifestly moves bargaining parties further away from agreement and therefore indicates bad faith unless such regressive bargaining is supported by an adequate explanation. Exploding offers are treated in the same way as regressive proposals because they inherently threaten a change in position.