Guide to Labor Relations for Public Safety Management (2021 Edition)
The Massachusetts Collective Bargaining Law, codified at G.L. c. 150E provides public employees with collective bargaining rights. It is important for public employers to understand the contours of Chapter 150E and how to operate within its boundaries to effectively manage a public safety agency. This Guide provides an overview of Chapter 150E with a particular focus on public safety personnel and includes discussions on representation and bargaining units, the basics of bargaining, prohibited practices, management rights, impasse resolution procedures, contract interpretation, and grievance arbitration.
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