EMPLOYER REFUSAL TO BARGAIN IN GOOD FAITH; UNILATERAL CHANGE (FOR NEGOT OF SPECIFIC SUBJECTS, SEE SEC 1000, SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION) – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain
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602.02000 – Prior Notice and Opportunity to Bargain
The obligation to meet and negotiate in good faith is one that must be fulfilled before implementing changes to matters within the scope of representation. Thus, absent a waiver by the exclusive representative, an employer violates its duty to meet and confer in good faith when it makes a unilateral change prior to the completion of bargaining.