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4A. What is an impasse in bargaining? B. What can employers lawfully do if good-faith negotiations reach an impasse. Is this what Montebello Rose did? Wikipedia explains an impasse as something that “ occurs when the two sides negotiating an agreement are unable to reach an agreement and become deadlocked ”. This must be when they honestly attempted to make it work and come to an agreement but could not. An employer cannot just declare impasse to raise wages and placate employees without bargaining with the union.
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Unformatted text preview: If good faith negotiations reach impasse an employer is permitted to try to keep his operation afloat by implementing whatever he offered the union before they reached impasse even if the union does not agree to it. There must actually be a legitimate impasse though and employers are not permitted to simply decide they are at impasse because they don’t feel like bargaining. Also, the employer being able to implement his previous offer to the union is there to keep the place from going out of business....
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