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While it is a grey area to determine whether a party ‘intends’ to try to make things work, there are several indicators of bad bargaining. One is to try to delay things. This includes changing times or places of meetings, withholding information, sending unfit representatives, and more. Another tactic is called surface bargaining and involves pretending to bargain even though there is no actual intent to agree. This is somewhat hard to prove and a pattern of behavior suggesting that they never intended to try to reach an agreement is generally required. Per se is latin for in itself and means actions that in and of themselves are obviously violations. These kinds of violations include an employer bypassing the union and trying to
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Unformatted text preview: negotiate with its own employees instead, refusing to sign an agreement, or an employer declaring an invalid impasse and using that as an excuse to do whatever it wants such as revise wages. In this case, the union would file a ULP suit and the ALRB would determine whether or not there truly was an impasse. Bargaining table misconduct is when a party won’t negotiate mandatory topics. Usually this is the employer not bargaining with the union about things it is required to and instead doing whatever it pleases. In all of these ULPs the offended party must file a complaint an then the ALRB must look at the evidence to see if it looked like good faith or bad faith bargaining. contracts once an agreement is reached....
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