Side+Bars

Side+Bars - process. Participation in a side bar is...

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Side Bars Side bars are informal, off the record discussions between one or several representatives of union and management. They are typically held in the later stages of negotiations, when both sides are trying to get a better sense of each other’s “bottom lines” for a settlement. Side bars allow both sides to discuss ideas for resolving contract issues without making formal proposals that are part of the official bargaining
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Unformatted text preview: process. Participation in a side bar is voluntary. It is not required by the law. In addition, each side determines who will represent their side. Anything discussed in a side bar MUST be brought back to the negotiations committee and discussed. NO AGREEMENTS CAN BE REACHED ON ANY ISSUE UNTIL THE NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE DISCUSSES AND AGREES ON THE POSITION....
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