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                                                   SENATE BILL NO. 5042



                                                                            C 046 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senators West, Smitherman, Warnke, Smith and Lee



Read first time 1/11/89 and referred to Committee on Economic Development & Labor.



AN ACT Relating to unilateral implementation in public sector collective bargaining; and adding a new section to chapter 41.56 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 41.56 RCW to read as follows:

          (1) After the termination date of a collective bargaining agreement, all of the terms and conditions specified in the collective bargaining agreement shall remain in effect until the effective date of a subsequent agreement, not to exceed one year from the termination date stated in the agreement.  Thereafter, the employer may unilaterally implement according to law.

          (2) This section does not apply to provisions of a collective bargaining agreement which both parties agree to exclude from the provisions of subsection (1) of this section and to provisions within the collective bargaining agreement with separate and specific termination dates.

          (3) This section shall not apply to the following:

          (a) Bargaining units covered by RCW 41.56.430 et seq. for factfinding and interest arbitration;

          (b) Collective bargaining agreements authorized by chapter 53.18 RCW;

          (c) Security forces established under RCW 43.52.520; or

          (d) Collective bargaining agreements authorized by chapter 54.04 RCW.

          (4) This section shall not apply to collective bargaining agreements in effect or being bargained at the time of the effective date of this section.