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Subjects of Bargaining

One area that the law is clear about is what unions and employers must and can bargain over.   “Mandatory subjects of bargaining” include the terms and conditions of employment.  That means wages, over time, benefits, etc.   If management does not bargain over these subjects in good faith, then the employer has committed an “unfair labor practice.” Issues that are indirectly related to the terms and conditions of employment are called “permissive subjects of bargaining.”  On these subjects, the parties only negotiate if both agree.   These include things like issues relating to current retirees, how a product will be manufactured or ... Read more