|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Brooks of Montpelier, McCullough of Williston, Miller of Shaftsbury and Pearson of Burlington
Subject: Executive branch; labor relations; collective bargaining
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to ensure that all parties to a collective bargaining agreement adhere to statutory obligations, and that matters subject to collective bargaining not be preempted by unilaterally instituted rules or policies.
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENFORCEABILITY OF UNILATERAL RULES RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 3 V.S.A. § 904 is amended to read:
§ 904. SUBJECTS FOR BARGAINING
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(b) No policy, directive, regulation, guideline, practice, or document purporting to govern matters required to be bargained for under this chapter shall be enforceable absent an express written agreement to its terms signed by the employer and the appropriate employees’ collective bargaining representative. A policy, directive, regulation, guideline, practice, or document purporting to govern matters required to be bargained for under this chapter that does not comply with this subsection shall not be enforceable solely because a party has not challenged its legality.
(c) This chapter shall not be construed to be in derogation of, or contravene the spirit and intent of the merit system principles and the personnel laws.
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