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House Bill 1540


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House Bill 1540

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1540 (Updated February 26, 2001 5:40 PM - DI 84)

Collective bargaining for public employees. Permits certain governmental employees and noncertificated employees of school corporations to form and join unions and to select exclusive bargaining representatives entitled to bargain collectively. Establishes a five member public employees relations board charged with certain administrative and adjudicatory responsibilities. Establishes a procedure for the selection of, and for the decertification of, an exclusive bargaining representative. Establishes certain employer and employee rights. Specifies prohibited practices and establishes a procedure for penalizing prohibited practices. Requires the employer to bargain collectively when an exclusive representative has been certified. Establishes negotiation, mediation, factfinding, and binding arbitration procedures. Establishes mandatory subjects of negotiation. Establishes the manner of assignment of employees to units. Provides that all decisions, opinions, or awards made by an arbitrator are subject to public inspection and copying. Provides that a proposed bargaining agreement that is subject to ratification by the parties be confidential. Requires the submission of unresolved issues to an arbitrator. Requires a grievance procedure to be included in each collective bargaining agreement. Makes strikes by certain public employees unlawful. Establishes penalties for strikes, including loss of dues deduction privileges for an employee organization for one year.
Current Status:
 In Committee - 2nd House
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