LCW Webinar Recording: Avoiding Pitfalls During Labor Negotiations
November 12, 2014
The obligation to negotiate, or "meet and confer," generally arises when one of the parties makes a request to negotiate or when the department decides to make a change in a matter within the statutory scope of representation. This webinar will cover the legal obligations around negotiations, the mechanics of how the negotiations process happens, and provide you with practical tips to help you avoid the pitfalls that can lead to strained labor relations or allegations of unfair labor practices.
LCW Webinar Recording: MOU Review and Audit
February 03, 2015
Are you getting ready for labor negotiations? Have you reviewed your MOU for compliance with changes in the law, best practices or ambiguities which could be used against your agency? An MOU Review/Audit is essential to ensure that any problems which exist with your MOU are identified so you can employ a strategy to address those provisions as part of your labor negotiations.
Factfinding - Preparation is Part of the Negotiation Process
August 03, 2016 | 10:00 AM
When a public agency and union reach impasse during negotiations, factfinding may be required before the agency can implement its last, best, and final offer. Factfinding is a non-binding mechanism for dispute resolution, which includes a hearing before a panel and publication of the panel's decision. This webinar will cover the legal ins and outs of factfinding and strategies for success at the hearing or through compromise by the parties. Discussion topics will include recommended steps to take during bargaining in anticipation of factfinding, selection of panel members for the factfinding hearing, and strategies for developing and making the agency's best case