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
One indicia of bad faith bargaining is insufficient to establish unlawful conduct. Charging party failed to allege facts sufficient to establish that the totality of the employer’s conduct was intended to subvert the bargaining process or that it evidenced subjective bad faith, where the only alleged indicia of bad faith was a single regressive bargaining proposal by the employer. Merely informing a union of its obligations under a local city charter is not recognized as an indicia of bad faith bargaining. Charging party failed to allege facts showing that the employer’s letter reminding the union of its obligations under the City Charter to select a panel member to the impasse arbitration panel, was intended to thwart negotiations or subvert the bargaining process.