ACT NO. 1. AN ACT RELATING TO THE VERMONT STATE COLLEGES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. H.516 of the 2005 Session, the fiscal year 2006 Omnibus Appropriations Act, as passed by the House and Senate on June 4, 2005, is amended by striking Sec. 178a in its entirety and by inserting a new Sec. 178a to read:
Sec. 178a. VERMONT STATE COLLEGES; COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
(a) The last best offer of the Vermont State Colleges recommended to the General Assembly by the Vermont Labor Relations Board in accordance with 3 V.S.A. § 925(i) shall be the collective bargaining agreement for full-time faculty between the Vermont State Colleges and the Vermont State Colleges Faculty Federation.
(b) 3 V.S.A. § 925(i) is amended to read:
the dispute remains unresolved 15 days after transmittal of findings and
recommendations, each party shall submit as a single package its last best offer
on all disputed issues to the board. Each party’s last best offer shall be
certified as such to the board by the fact-finding panel. The board may hold
hearings as it deems appropriate. Within 30 days of the certifications it
shall select between the last best offers of the parties, considered in their
entirety without amendment. In the case of the state of Vermont
the Vermont state colleges, the
board shall recommend its choice to the general assembly as the bargaining
agreement which shall become effective subject to appropriations by the general
assembly. The board shall determine the cost of the package selected and
request the appropriation necessary to fund the recommendation. In the case of
the University of Vermont or
the Vermont State Colleges, the
decision of the board shall be final and binding on each party. Nothing herein
precludes the general assembly from enacting laws amending provisions of any
collective bargaining agreement involving the state of Vermont or
the Vermont state colleges arrived
at under this section.
(c) This subsection and subsection (a) of this section shall take effect from passage. Subsection (b) shall take effect July 1, 2005.
Approved: June 22, 2005
The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street