There is a difference between disagreeing with the other side’s proposal and strategizing to prevent reaching an agreement. How can you make sure you are fulfilling your duty to bargain in good faith?
- Meeting with the Union at reasonable times
- Bargaining with a sincere interest in reaching an agreement (not surfacing bargaining or stalling)
- Providing relevant information to the Union upon request (i.e. if the Union needs information to make proposals, there is some obligation for a Company to provide the information to the Union)
- Refraining from modifying any term of the CBA without the Union’s agreement
- Bargaining with the Union as opposed to dealing directly with employees (bypassing the Union)
- Providing information to allow Union representatives to perform their functions under provisions of a CBA (e.g. – OT Distribution)