EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; NEGOTIATIONS; INDICIA OF SURFACE OR BAD FAITH BARGAINING; TOTALITY OF CIRCUMSTANCES – Time Limit on Negotiations
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606.06000 – Time Limit on Negotiations
Adopting an interest arbitration framework in a city’s charter does not immunize the city from MMBA compliance. Interest arbitration procedures must be neutral and compliant with the MMBA, even if the city was not required to adopt them in the first place. Similarly, adopting an interest arbitration mechanism does not allow charter city to evade the rule that an MMBA employer must devote sufficient time to negotiations and dispute resolution.