Identify Terms and Conditions That Must Or Should Be Negotiated in a Collective Bargaining Agreement

Key Points

  • There are usually three subject areas of collective bargaining: mandatory, permissive and illegal.
  • An employer is required to discuss mandatory terms and conditions of employment (e.g., wages, work hours, health care coverage) with the good faith intent of reaching an agreement on those issues.
  • An employer is not required to negotiate permissive subjects (e.g., the scope of a bargaining unit) or illegal subjects (e.g., "hiring hall" provisions) of bargaining.

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