GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPACT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS ON THE DUTY TO BARGAIN AND OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS

 

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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY · WASHINGTON, DC · 20424

March 5, 1997 · PR 105-97
Contact: Kim Weaver
202-482-6500

GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUES GUIDANCE ON THE IMPACT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS ON THE DUTY TO BARGAIN AND OTHER STATUTORY RIGHTS

FLRA General Counsel Joseph Swerdzewski today issued guidance to the Regional Directors on the impact of collective bargaining agreements on the duty to bargain and other statutory rights. The guidance memorandum provides a comprehensive overview of the General Counsel's views on issues arising from the impact of collective bargaining agreements on the duty to bargain during the term, and upon the expiration, of those agreements. It also explores the inter-action between collective bargaining agreements and the exercise of rights under the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.

"Collective bargaining agreements have a significant impact on the manner in which the parties can exercise their statutory rights," said General Counsel Swerdzewski. "This memorandum provides guidance to the Regional Directors in investigating, deciding and resolving disputes where a collective bargaining agreement affects the matters in dispute. The distinction between rights granted under the