HB: Negotiations Legal Status

All negotiations between the Committee and legally recognized employee groups are conducted subject to Chapter 150E of the Massachusetts General Laws.

Basic to all employer/employee negotiations is the concept of “bargaining in good faith.” It is the legal responsibility of both the Committee and collective bargaining units to bargain in good faith as they conduct negotiations. However, that obligation does not compel either party to agree to a proposal or to make a concession.

MSC first vote: 4/29/14
MSC second vote: 5/13/14