5020 Collective Bargaining

  • The board encourages and promotes a good and fair working relationship among the staff. The board recognizes the right of public staff to join labor organizations of their own choosing and to be represented by such organizations in the negotiations of such matters and according to such procedures as may be required by law or agreement of the parties. The board shall engage in collective bargaining with the properly designated bargaining units and shall abide by collective bargaining agreements reached with such properly designated bargaining units.

    The chief negotiator representing the district shall be appointed by the superintendent. The chief negotiator shall advise and inform the board regarding negotiations' progress and shall negotiate within parameters established by the board. Any agreements reached by the chief negotiator shall not be binding upon the board until formally approved by the board.

    Cross Reference:
    Board Policy 5021         Applicability of Personnel Policies

    Legal References:  
    RCW 41.56.060               Determination of bargaining unit – Bargaining representative
              41.59.070                Election to ascertain exclusive bargaining representative, when – Run off election –Decertification election

    ADOPTED:  11/24/92
    REVISED: 09/24/98

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