IMPASSE PROCEDURES; IN GENERAL; DUTY TO PARTICIPATE IN GOOD FAITH – Mediation
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900.07000 – Mediation
Board affirmed regional director's decision to deny request for post-factfinding mediation where one party did not desire mediation and where regional director determined, based on knowledge of negotiation history, that mediation would not be beneficial in helping parties to reach agreement; p. 5. EERA section 3548.1 does not mandate post-factfinding mediation; it merely authorizes its occurrence; p. 4. Legal status of retroactive pay increase, as one issue unresolved between the parties, is irrelevant in determination of whether post-factfinding mediation would help parties to reach agreement; p. 5.