Collective Bargaining Negotiations and the Duty to Bargain in Good Faith

The links below address the framework in which employee organizations and employers operate when they engage in negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement. Required subjects of bargaining, prohibited unilateral changes by employers, elements of good faith bargaining, and dispute resolution procedures are discussed in detail for each of the labor relations statutes in Vermont. Also, these links address the duty of parties to bargain during the term of a contract. Developed precedents exist in each of these areas primarily through the unfair labor practice jurisdiction of the Labor Relations Board.


Scope of Bargaining

Elements of Good Faith Bargaining

Dispute Resolution Procedures, The Right to Strike and Unilateral Changes

Bargaining Duty During Term of Contract